Bertie Stith said she first saw her hummingbirds arrive on April 29 of this year. They came in great numbers, sometimes hovering in stacks of several layers — as many as 30 birds — at her hummingbird feeders, before they left in October. Bertie lives in the country northeast of Gallatin.
Hummingbirds with their iridescent shimmering colors are the smallest of the birds. They are found only in the Americas.