This morning a female baltimore oriole came to the jelly feeder... of course when it was nearly jelly-free, right before I was about to fill it again. Maybe it came back when I was gone for a couple hours, but then I was busy in the backyard for several hours(oriole would be reluctant to come back with me there) and I haven't seen it again.
This evening I had my chair next to the window while watching tv. At about 7:45pm a male hummer dove into the patio area and checked out the new hanging fuchsia basket, then some lantanas and wendy's wish still in their small nursery pots on the deck. Eventually, the hummer shot over to the feeder and drank for a while. He went back a couple more times before dark.
Congrats Dan. Good to know they are moving this way. With the early warm weather and early reports I was expecting a HB maybe earlier this year. It was one year ago today, May 6 that we saw our first of the year. We get Orioles coming thru but they don't stick around in town here. If I drive five miles out to a large park it is loaded with them, so they are around just not were we live.
Had a male hummer come to the plants on the deck yesterday afternoon. I don't know if it was the same one from the previous day or a new one. Just now, about two seconds before I was going to leave the window, the first female hummer zoomed in and drank from the feeder.
Typically, my first hummer sightings are few and brief. However, so far this season I have seen one or two hummers each day since the first arrived on May 5th. I'm seeing a male every day, often several times either in the morning or evening. Sometimes I wonder if there may have been a couple different males based on some different behavior at the feeder. My first female a couple days ago visited only once that I know of. This evening I got another visit from a female at the other feeder. I'm thinking this one may be a new one. Definitely a solid start to the season. The oriole season, on the other hand, has started very slowly.
Having a good morning here. A male and at least one female hummer have been pretty active. The female even spent a fair amount of time at the hanging fuchsia basket. In addition to the hummer action, not one but TWO female orioles have been seen on the jelly feeder in the last hour.