Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hummingbird Season 2011

Our first Spring feeder went up March 11th.  First customer, a male black-chinned, March 12th.  Local lore says we'll see our first bird March 15th but hummers keep their own calendars...as we know from the wanderers who spent a good part of the winter here.

Now the first thing I do after I wake is run to the window to watch them perform their daily ablutions.  It's a good start to everyone's day.

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13 comments :

Stephanie said...

How cute!! Love the picture of them playing by the water. I love to watch the aerial performances of these little birds.

Denny Coates said...

Our property is like a truck stop for hummingbirds on their way north. They're b-a-a-a-a-ck....

Me said...

That is just so amazingly cool. . .

Desert Dweller said...

How playful in that water! Our hummers arrive about 3/30, so I hope some cacti and other things start blooming for them like here in TX...

LindaCTG said...

How wonderful! And such fabulous pictures. I always have a hard time getting them "on film." Guess I'll put up my feeder; ours usually show up later than yours.

Rosey said...

It really feels like spring to me when the Hummingbirds return. Love your photos...hope you get to see lots of hummers this year!

yogurt said...

I love the pic with the hummingbirds at the water fountain. Great shot.

dianne said...

How beautiful and tiny they are, I love the photo of them splashing in the fountain. :)

xoxoxo ♡

Vince said...

It must be a delight to see them returning.
Is that splayed tail moved as if another wing. See the little guy on the stone.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

The photos are lovely.

I have a special love for hummingbirds because of my Mom. She adores the little guys and every year, she fills a feeder for them and brings it to my house to hang outside.

I love you so!

SB

Ms. Moon said...

Ah lah. I have got to go fix up my feeder and fill it up.

R. Sherman said...

We need to get a feeder this year. In prior years, they've been attracted to our Japanese plum, but it's gone now, having become too unwieldy and a danger to the house.

Sigh.

Oh well, things change.

(BTW, I'm glad it's Spring somewhere. It's 35 degrees outside my window.)

Cheers.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

So beautiful. One thing we do not have here....