from the Migration Trail
What Can You Learn
(Back to Today's
Update - April 24, 2008)
can you learn about hummingbirds and their migration based on what
observers report? Read this week's highlights,
then discuss one thing you learned or one question you'd have for
Middleton, Pennsylvania: I noticed that one of the feeders
looked low; a short time later I spotted a male at another feeder.
Finally! Hope he's one of ours and not just a passerby.
Juneau, Alaska: Our rufous was a couple of days late.
It's understandable. We have 4 inches of fresh snow and the wind is
whipping the feeder around! He managed to keep up with it!
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Beautiful male
rufous with a large gorget, feeding on red flowering currant. There
is also blooming twinberry I'm certain he will discover.
Alaska: I was out on the deck painting the railing, and a
little hummer buzzed me like a World War II bomber!
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Hummers are
all puffed up and sticking close to the feeders, the females will
fight for a few minutes then stop and all feed at once, I think they
may be just trying to keep warm.
Haines, Alaska (latitude 59.12!) Our first hummers
have arrived! The first wave of rufous hummingbirds flew in today.
It was a beautiful spring day and lots of snow melted. We have quite
a bit of bare ground now, and green shoots coming up.