We see it all of the time up here.
|Pictures were taken yesterday. (See, no smoke)|
I suspect it has something to do with the altitude (8500 feet at the lodge).
I think they just get tired of hovering.
If you listen carefully, you will hear the "hummmm" turn into a "whew"
Shortly after I took the pictures, I saw a "hairy woodpecker" trying to pull the little plastic flowers off of the feeder. He was being buzzed by a hummingbird, but the woodpecker ignored it. I opened the deck door and told the woodpecker "You are outta luck, Bud. I glued the flowers onto that feeder."
He flew off saying "paug! paug! paug!"
I think I was being cussed out in woodpeckish.