Tuesday, May 21, 2013

First-of-Year Hummer

I've had my hummingbird feeders up for about a week in anticipation of a cold, tired, hungry little bird-soul showing up.

And one did this morning.  My first-of-year Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

He had his feathers all puffed up.  It is a chilly +8C/~47F

 I hope this is the first of many.  I don't get a lot of hummers, but usually have at least one nesting somewhere in the neighbourhood trees.


  1. I've had my feeder up for about the same time too, but nothing yet. My grandmother was over at my house yesterday, and she said she had seen one at her feeders, so they aren't far away!

    1. Fingers crossed you have some little visitors soon. It is a strange migration year so far. I heard of RTHUs being seen way north of me, but I had nothing here. That said, in general my area is noteworthy for shorebirds and waterfowl in the Spring....not so much the songbirds, etc, incl. hummers.