If I was uncertain if it was really him, all doubts were dispelled today when he appeared to challenge one of the goldfinches.
It is said that a wandering hummingbird will want to find his old feeder in the same spot upon his return. So far, I’m keeping it right in front of where I work, which is too shady a spot for photos. Once he gets used to his old routine, I’ll move it. Not very far, just to where there’s some better light. Perhaps by the weekend, I can take some video. I’ve sold more of Sparky than anything else.
Last year, he would get irritated whenever I moved the feeder, but eventually he got used to it. The bird population has grown considerably since he left, especially in the goldfinch category. If he contributed to the demise of that other hummingbird, he probably won’t take nonsense from them, even if they are bigger.