Thursday, March 25, 2010

They're Back!!

I saw my first 2010 hummingbird this morning!! Not the one pictured above - that's a 2009 photo - but a ruby-throated beauty like this one. I just put up a feeder yesterday because John David thought he saw one dart across the front porch. Today I added three more feeders and will buy at least one more to attach to the outside of my kitchen window.

Although we have hummingbirds every year, the first sighting is always so exciting, and I look forward to watching and photographing these fascinating little birds. Let the fun begin!

Other "firsts" in our yard this spring: our rose bushes are just starting to bud (you have to look really closely), and the azaleas are beginning to bloom. Each day Spring displays more of her beauty!


5 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I'm jealous, Glenda... Can't wait til our Hummers get here. I have about 4-5 feeders that I put out. They usually get here in April. I can't wait...

Gorgeous picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

Thanks for the heads-up! I'll have to tell Philip to get our feeders ready! :) LOVE the pictures!

Southern Lady said...

I haven't seen any yet! I can't wait! Enjoy your birds. Carla

Kathy said...

They are just the sweetest-looking birds. I know they can be quite aggressive so they may not be so sweet in disposition. One of the great advantages of living in the Sonoran Desert is that the hummingbirds don't migrate - they're here all year long! But there is always a give and take. We don't have bluebirds, cardinals, and other colorful songbirds are in short supply.

Ginny said...

What wonderful pictures! You must have a serious fast motion camera to catch the perfect picture of the hummingbird!This post is a REAL treat!!