Same with the humming birds here. I was filling my feeders twice a day and there were 30-40 of them around the patio. All the sudden, all gone except for a few stragglers. Haven't seen any at all in a couple of days.
Someone at work yesterday said the almanac is calling for a warm, wet winter. I think I'd trust what mrbb is seeing over a human's prediction.
all the weather folks here are saying the same thing, WARM WET winter, above average temps and lots of rain >
I am sure hoping there wrong, I have had my fill of rain this past 6 months to last me a few yrs LOL
and I just wish we would have a regular winter, without so many darn temps wings, be it ALL cold or ALL warm, but back and forth every day or other day is just lousy to work with, screws up too many things from things budding too soon then cold and without the normal weeks of snow fall, all the litter on the ground is NOT breaking down, and all the insects are living thru times when most would die off
for most of my life we NEVER had ticks here, but past 10+ yrs of warm winters and such, Ticks have migrated from the south to here, and they SUCK IMO
same with spiders, last few yrs we have SO many any more , that I think lack of regular cold winters used to keep numbers down or NONE at all of some species
I have been seeing mosquito's flying about last few yrs in Dec and Jan and Feb too, which also never used to happen in MY life time
I won't claim to be no expert, but I still say the climate is changing, for what ever reasons and NOT for the better!, or not for the better for humans, insects seem to be striving!