Introducing hummingbird-2; this bird has started to visit either alone or at the same time as hummingbird-1. When both arrive together, they start to circle in a dog-fight!
We have attempted to be a more consistent resource for the local hummingbirds that managed to make it to Maine this year. This is hummingbird-1. She? has been visiting almost every day (I assume). On one day I had a chance to observe the feeder off-and-on all day; I recorded a visit about every hour. Then, two days ago she started coming almost every fifteen minutes. Plus, hummingbird-2 showed up!
While spending a weekend on Lake Contoocook in New Hampshire, we heard the amazing chorus of loons every evening and on some mornings. They were never seen until a sudden surprise visit near our cabin occurred near the end of our visit.