Don't bring in feeders until after Thanksgiving. 
Any strays are likely to show up with these strong cold fronts.
ALSO those strays could be NON Ruby-throated hummer.
With all the good habitat in your back yard, you could attract something out of the ordinary.
Anne McCormack in Kirkwood has had RUFOUS hummers show up in her yard in November for the last few years.
 
go to www.hummingbirds.net/
There will probably be info on the why and how to of leaving up feeders.
Lanny Chambers from Fenton, MO runs the site.
 
Charlene Malone
Chesterfield, MO/St. L co.
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Last hummers I saw were a week ago today, Oct. 5th.  Still have my feeders going, though I'll probably bring them in tonight!

Margy Terpstra
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