|Migration Update: May 16, 2012||
|The rubythroat migration is now advancing into its northern reaches. After long travels, these birds are just now reaching their breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska. It's time to celebrate! Kids share their scientific drawings. A photographer shares the day-to-day images of tiny eggs and miniature babies. Let us know what you think; fill out our Annual Evaluation.
Today's Report Includes:
|Image of the Week|
|News: Hummer Sighting News|
|Migration Advances to Northern Reaches
As our days lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere our migrating hummingbirds are arriving on their most northern breeding grounds. From Miramichi, New Brunswick (47.03, -65.18) to Langham, Saskatchewan (52.37, -106.97) ruby-throated sightings are arriving.
Laurie from Glen Haven, Nova Scotia shared, “They put a bright spot in each day even if you just get a glimpse of them. For me they complete Spring.”
On Schedule, or Not?
Seasons Change and So Do Hummers
|Photo: Robert Pearson|
|Caught in flight|
|Tulips bloom and first hummers arrive in Saskatoon, Manitoba last week|
|"Looping" courtship behavior.|
|Study: Three Weeks in a Nest|
|Come visit a hummingbird nest as the babies are born and grow. Each photograph in the series uses a question and answer format. You will learn a lot about hummingbird nest behavior.|
|Explore: Scientific Observation|
do I remember what the hummers look like?"
Scientists observe, question, and learn more. Third grade students in Atlanta, Georgia took the time to really look at the physical details of the ruby-throated and rufous hummingbird species. Their teacher challenged them: What shapes are in their bodies? What colors are their feathers? What questions do you have?
Enjoy their class field guide to ruby and rufous hummers.
|Annual Evaluation: Please Share Your Thoughts|
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|The next Hummingbird migration update will be posted on May 23, 2012.|