The first hummingbird.

token28001(zone7b NC)May 18, 2010

Finally. The Eastern Bluebirds have left the nesting box. A wren has made a home in my hanging fucshia basket by the front door. I've seen a Monarch already and two Tiger Swallowtails. I was starting to wonder if the hummers had gotten the message about my blooms.

I was taking the roll out canister to the street for pickup tomorrow. I was again admiring the red hot pokers and thinking, you know, they should be here any day now. A green blur shot right past me and stopped to sip from the pokers. I was less than 4 feet away. And no camera. He went on to drink from the larkspur and buzzed the perennial bed a few times before flying off. He'll be back.

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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

I just love to watch the hummers. Especially when there are two squabbeling over whatever they get into it about. I have planted so many hummingbird and butterfly attracting plants that there is ually always something for them to come to the garden to feed from.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 5:22PM
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aimeekitty(9-10, SW 18)

I caught one today. :)

I have a lot of hummingbird friendly plants in my yard, too.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 7:50PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Aimee, is that an Anna's?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 8:32PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

I saw the first hummingbird of the season last week too! He first went to the Lonicera sempervirens, but it only has buds that are not open yet.

Went out and bought a feeder over the weekend and the next day he was at it for a few moments! I had never seen this type before- think it might have been similar to the one in Aimee's pic. Last year they just loved my Scrophularia macrantha (Red Birds in a Tree), so I got four more from High Country Gardens.

It is sunny and beautiful out today, so maybe he will be out again!
CMK

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 1:33PM
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aimeekitty(9-10, SW 18)

natal- I don't know! Could be. :)

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 3:23PM
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