May 7th, we had 3 male hummers here fighting for a feeder. It was
so comical to see them buzzing around, once two almost hit us.
We have been keeping a log of the different birds in our
yard for over 20 years.
Minnesota: I was at Walmart this evening and a male hummingbird
was going through the lilies at the garden center register!
Pennsylvania (3rd grade): I saw
a ruby-throated hummer in my backyard and was thrilled! I have several
every year and by July they seem to "know" me and hover
to "twitter" to me every morning and many times throughout
Haliburton, Ontario (Canada): Saw my first hummingbird
today, a male. What a coincidence. This is the 3rd year in a row,
that I spotted my first hummingbird on May 10th!
Heights, Quebec (Canada): A hummingbird
finally made it up the mountain to our location. Apparently they've
been spotted at the foot of the mountain, but only this weekend
at the top (altittude is 1700 feet above sea level). We still have
patches of snow in the woods and under the balcony. The leaves are
just budding. No maple flowers have appeared yet.
Canmore, Alberta (Canada): Rufous hummers normally
arrive here for Mother's Day. This year we had a big snow storm
three days earlier which deposited more than 3 three feet of snow.
No hummers sighted then, but this morning saw the first male at