Wednesday, August 21, 2013

They're Here!

I always look forward to the second half of August because that is when Ruby-throated Hummingbirds migrate through our area on their way to Mexico and points further south.In anticipation of the hummers' arrival this year, I put up three feeders. 

I didn't have to wait long for birds to start visiting the feeders. However, the very first visitor was not a hummingbird but rather a young House Finch.

The Finch spent quite a while trying to work out how to get to the sugar water, but it never succeeded.

Shortly after the Finch gave up, a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird found the feeder.

Since then we've had several more hummingbirds visiting the feeders and/or some of our plants. The most we've spotted at one time is three but I suspect that it won't be long before we start seeing half-a-dozen or more arguing over the feeders.

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