Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"My Babies " Are Back

photo by Dan True
I am so happy to be able to report that the Rufous Hummingbirds are back at our Northwestern Washington feeders. I had thought that I was hearing them and so I put up a second feeder in another location "just in case" I was not experiencing auditory hallucinations. Lo and behold ! They were at the feeder within an hour or so! I also snipped the first hyacinth of the season today as well. In an odd quirk of fate snow showers are in the forecast - which makes me worry about the fate of these intrepid little rufous travelers.


Vicki W said...

How did you get such a wonderful photo! My hummingbird photos are always awful.

Deb said...

I will sterilize my feeders and cook up a batch of sweety for them tonight! Thanks for the reminder.

jenclair said...

I've seen two so far! I'm not sure they are new because I was still seeing them in early November and our local experts have noted that with our warmer winters, a few choose to winter over.

I don't use feeders, but have chosen many of my flowers to attract hummers and butterflies and have as many as I did with feeders. They don't congregate as they did with feeders, but I can live with that.

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