I've always suspected that the myth of fairies comes from sightings of hummingbirds. I think of them as tiny fairies in my garden, that's for sure. On the 8th (2 days ago), Dave was leaving for work and heard the buzz of a hummer. He turned around and saw it at the feeder. He texted me at work and I told my class that the humminbirds were back. They spontaneously cheered! I was so excited to get home and see it, but we haven't seen another one since. Was the one he saw a "scout", or just passing through? I'm sure by this weekend we'll be seeing them regularly.
Today, I noticed a few asparagus spears poking up. One was mushy and I wonder if it suffered some frost damage. We've been having some really cold weather right after some of the most gorgeous warm sunny weather. We even had some hail/sleet the other day. The hummer nectar even froze over the other morning and I had to thaw it.
We saw the cooper's hawk in the woods today. It's always a little startling to see a hawk fly TOP SPEED through dense woods without hitting a tree.
We're having the woods thinned this weekend. We tagged some nest trees and the beautiful cherry trees plus some snags so they don't disappear on us.
Mar 11, 2010 | 4:31 AM PST
My grand daughter that passed,Ashley loved faries. I have two of them in my flower garden with a min. tea set.One for Ashley, one for her sister that passed, Sara.It comforts me to have them in my garden.Thanks for sharing.
Mar 11, 2010 | 10:36 AM PST
We look for ours to appear around April 10th/15th. Like green said, the males come through first then they are followed by the females. We have them continuously until late October.
So glad to hear someone saw some Hummingbirds! I can't wait till mine come back. I have heard that you can get them to come arround quicker by hanging red ribbon by your feeders. Going to try that this year. Maybe they can find the feeders faster. My feeders are clean and ready to go.