The hummers have returned! I have 3 feeders scattered around the yard – and I had them up before the little guys returned this year. So I didn’t have to be scolded by them hanging in front of the windows and reminding me.
My favorite feeder is the one suction-cupped to my kitchen window. As I wandered by yesterday, there was the merest flash – a hummer dashing off. I stayed quietly watching, and sure enough, he (with the ruby throat, which females don’t have) was back, hovering and feeding.
One of my favorite parts of summer is hummer-watching – so I’m a happy camper!
And a deer update – I was working at my computer last week and suddenly had that feeling of being watched – turned my head – and there was one of the yearling bucks, just getting his first antlers – staring at me. What a treat!