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!