Little Travelers

It's the beginning of the hummingbird migration. Sunday, April 19, our second bird arrived. A very noisy, dominant Broad-tailed male showed up and flashed his band. As of Tuesday night, we saw at least 2 male Broad-tails, 4 male Calliopes, and a lone female Calliope.

We were curious about what the birds could be feeding on this early in the season, so Linda and I took a walk on the hillside and spotted 10 wildflowers in bloom. I was surprised to learn that hummingbirds will also feed from Sapsucker wells in the trees.