Saturday, May 17, 2008

The First One


Last night at dusk I spotted my first hummingbird of the 2008 season at my hummingbird feeder. In the past I didn't put my feeder up till the end of June because I didn't think that they showed up in Virginia till it got really hot here. But this past week I stumbled upon a blog about hummingbird migration and discovered from it that Canadians to the north of us have had sightings of hummingbirds in April. Wow! So this week we made a batch of hummingbird food (sugar and water boiled, then cooled) and put up the feeder. It took about three days for the hummingbird to spot the feeder or should I say for me to spot the hummingbird. Yesterday I had another first one too. I noticed looking out the window at the rain that my first peony blossom has opened. When it gets light out this morning I plan to run out and snap a picture and post it here. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: IT IS HARD TO BEAT A DAY IN MAY SO I WISH THE MONTH HAD 62 DAYS INSTEAD OF 31.
Here's the web blog on hummingbird migration: http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

1 comment:

fishing guy said...

J&J: We have pink flowering trees across from our house and I saw a Hummingbird fly over to the trees. They are way to fast to catch at a distance with a camera.

Hope you saw the Cavs win last night to even the series and are headed to Boston on Sunday at 3:30.