Tracking the Hummingbirds

“The Hummingbirds are coming; the Hummingbirds are coming.” (To paraphrase Paul Revere‘s “The British are coming, the British are coming.”) So I am following their flight. I made sugar-water a few days ago and filled one feeder. (I’ll fill a second feeder later.) ~~ Look at the map; several sightings in Northeast Texas the last several days. I’m waiting for my first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

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Postscript, Friday, April 4, 2014, 10:40 AM: Just saw my first Hummingbird of the season–at my feeder. Hallelujah!!

HummingbirdPostscript, 5:00 PM: Moments ago, two Hummingbirds were at the feeder. I was standing, silently, within arm’s length and was thrilled to see them up close. Either both were females, or they are a different species because no ruby-red throat.

Postscript, 6:00 PM: I just checked the web and looked at pictures of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. “My” visitors looked like the picture (above).

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