The hummingbirds are on the move. I just saw my first male of the season on the feeder. Unfortunately he didn't stay long because as he just started to drink, a truck went by and scared him off. I'm glad I at least got a little glimpse of him.
This message has been edited by Naturelover68 on May 3, 2013 7:18 PM
It seems to me when they first come back they are a little easier to scare away.
When they finally get adjusted they don't seem to mind things like a truck going by. Mine
usually don't mind being around when I am out working in the yard, can't wait until they
get adjusted an let us watch them.
Happy to know you had a sighting.
I am sure you can look forward to more.
Yep they are always skiddish when they first arrive but who can blame them. No telling what all they encounter from the time they leave Central America to reach their summer home. I think I would be pretty skiddish too.
USDA hardiness zone 6a
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
there were many years when I was in NJ that I saw a glimpse of a male at this time of year
and not another glimpse (although i'd hear them occasionally)
until the fledgings appeared raiding the feeders and having a no fear attitude... in early/late july .. that was always my favorite time especially when it was a drizzly day .. like they get in pacific northwest from sept - june