First Hummer in the Yard

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I’ve had my hummingbird feeders up for a couple weeks, but I have not seen any hummers in the yard until last night some time after I got home from work. And to think if I hadn’t been dawdling before I went swimming, I might have missed her!

So it was nice to grab a long look at a very hungry female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird through the kitchen window, where one feeder is strategically placed on the sumac. I have come to consider the sumac a weed, but it’s still pretty when it leafs out and flowers later in the year and the birds like it, so it stays.

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8 thoughts on “First Hummer in the Yard

    • Thanks for your comment! Yes, the arrival of hummingbirds seems to check off yet another box confirming it’s spring. Up until last year I wasn’t getting hummers with any regularity at all in my yard so I’m eager to see how many I get – on the weekends and before and after work, anyway. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Syl. Lucky you, you get Anna’s and Rufous… We go crazy if anybody sees one of your stray hummers! Although with climate change anything could happen and probably will…seeing more hummers now and then wouldn’t be so bad. 🙂

  1. Hurrah! I’ve seen two so far in our garden, one feeding at wild columbine, and one who looked like he was trying to get into our garage. No photos, though.

    • I was trying to find your previous post of your first hummer sighting which was a couple days earlier than mine, I think, when it was feeding on the columbine. You have such a fantastic yard and location I’m not surprised you get hummers with some regularity. I saw a male only once briefly a couple years ago when I was out working in the yard…I hope I get more with the feeders this year.

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