Woo Hoo! Spotted my first hummer today at one of my feeders (which, of course, I've had up for a week because I can't wait for them to arrive).
Couldn't i.d. it, backlit by the sun. I was hoping they'd show up, following all the glorious blooming trees. I'm near Montgomery & Tramway.
Wow! Very cool and as you say, so early! Let us know if it returns.
Ah...I was out of town for a week, I thought too long to leave a feeder out unattended (when the season had not actually started). So thanks for the heads up! I'll go put up a trial feeder today.
Some years I wait until I see a hummer in the yard. They fly up to the spots I had feeders in previous years, sorta like "is lunch ready yet?"
Most years I have not seen any hummers until 3rd week in April. I'm near Highland High (SE Hts). 10 years ago when I lived closer to the river, they came earlier and in waves. I love the big feeders at the Rio Grande Nature Center.
we are to have a dip in temps tomorrow. wishing them warmth.