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Friday, March 28, 2014

They're Back!

In Ohio, where we lived for so long, I'd put out hummingbird feeders around April 10th.  I think April 12th was the earliest we'd get Ruby-throated Hummingbirds...  the only species we get there.

We've been back in this part of Texas a week...  and a couple of days ago I got to thinking that maybe I should put out a feeder for the early arrivals.  I didn't get around to doing that until today.

Out comes the bag of sugar...  our comes the hummingbird feeders which have been stored in a bay...  out comes the ant-traps that Bill made to deter those pesky critters.

Then...  out on the post went a freshly filled feeder....
 I bet it wasn't 10 minutes before a Black-chinned hummer showed up....

He has a gorgeous violet colored throat, but it takes a bit of sunshine to reveal its brilliance.

I put another feeder up on our motorhome window - Bill & I sit just inside of this window so we have a great view of the visitors.  We've already had a visitor to that feeder as well.
Could be the same bird drinking at both feeders.... if so, it won't take him long to stake out one of them to establish his territory.

Of course I had to clean the rig's windows right away... and then set the camera on a ledge close by.  

Welcome back, little guys!  Now it feels like spring for sure!

That's All For Today!

10 comments:

  1. So wonderful to see some hummers…we haven't seen any down here in Bradenton. I miss those little guys!

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  2. What fun to have Hummers! We won't see them til the end of July.

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  3. Our first round of hummers are transitory, but have our address in their GPS. If the feeders aren't up they knock on the door, last half of April.

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  4. Still have down here, must be having nice weather there now.

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  5. None, that I know of, has visited ours yet and we are further south than you are. Maybe they just bypassed us this year.

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  6. Haven't seen any here yet, but I'll be putting the feeders out as soon as I reach Minnesota in May!

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  7. When the Huisache blooms...spring is here...and they are blooming!!!

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  8. Wow! I sure miss seeing (and feeding) hummingbirds.

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  9. Hummers won't make their way here until June or so. It's still cold & windy here. They could definitely get blown off course.

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  10. awwww so pretty and cute... if I stay around here ... gonna get some feeders... drive the cats insane... ha!

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