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Early Arrival
"With a yardful of over-wintering hummers, the arrival of the first migrant ruby-throated hummingbird is always a pleasant surprise. The one that arrived on February 21 was my earliest hummingbird by 4 days, with the previous record going back to the early 1980s!"
How do you think Nancy Newfield knows an over-wintering bird from a new arrival?

hanging the feeder outside the classroom
Photo: Laura Erickson