Thursday, July 24, 2008

First hummingbird sighting!

I saw the first hummingbird of the season in my yard, finally.

I know, I know! You've had them for months now. Where exactly have I been?

Ah well. Such are the ways of hummingbirds. Around here, they stay in the mountains until the wildflowers are gone and since this was a wet, cold spring, the wild flowers are longer lasting than usual.

Immediately after spotting the hummer checking out my trellised morning glories, I spotted a hawk overhead. Interestingly enough, the hawk appeared to be trailing jesses. Someone close by must be hunting their hawk. Not exactly what one expects to see in suburbia, but you never know around here.

Now I have 3 hummingbird feeders set up around the deck. It's just a matter of time, now.

Heeeeere birdie-birdie-birdie!


Madge said...

My MIL has three hummingbird feeders and usually has 20 - 30 birds swarming around at one time. It's amazing.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Twenty or thirty?! Gah! I get between 1 and 3 at a time.

I wish I had 20-30!

Clearly, I'm not working on it hard enough. Must plant more hummer food plants! Aiee!

BigChunkySoul said...

I wonder if my neighborhood is a nesting ground for hummingbirds. From about April (or whenever I first set out flowers in pots) until October (or whenever it gets really chilly at night), we have hummers all over the place. I don't have a large garden, and I don't have feeders. But they buzz all over the place for months out of the year. We also have lots of bats...I wonder if the two species have some sort of symbiotic relationship...

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