The hummingbirds have found the feeders at our new house.
A while back, I wrote a post about how I was hoping I would have them this year after we moved last September. I find hummingbirds fascinating, and consider their arrival one of the best things about summer – right up there with open windows and juicy tomatoes.
I guess for most people, hummingbirds are not a big deal. They’ll put up a feeder or two and never clean them or change the nectar so it ends up getting all moldy. That drives me nuts. Then there are those who attract hummers and proceed to spray toxic chemicals in their gardens. I hate that even more because it seems so unfair.
I try to keep my feeders fresh and clean, so the birds keep coming back. It took me several years to get them to come to my former garden, and I hope it doesn’t take as long to establish a resident population at this place.
So far, most of the birds I’ve been seeing have been females – until last evening, quite late – when a male stopped by and had a really long feed. He was at the feeder for close to ten minutes. So, they’re here at last, and my summer has officially begun.
Speaking of being “found,” Digging RI celebrated its first anniversary last week. When we began this venture we were getting just a few hits a day, and now we get several hundred – a big deal for us! So, many thanks for finding us, and for reading our musings and rants, and I promise to try my best to keep things fresh and interesting. I also want to thank my co-conspirators, Elderbery, HerbDoc and Auntie Beak for their fascinating posts and unwavering support.