at dinner time today we saw our first hummingbird of the season at the feeder.
Anita---congrats on your first. Heres hoping there not just passing thru.
Anita what area of NY are you in? I am between buffalo and Niagara falls, and I am still waiitng
Putnam county, way way south and east of you, just an hour north of NYC, so i'm sure they're on their way to you. Let us know when they arrive!
We had our first garden sighting Friday. I'm about 60 mi north of Detroit.
Pkguy you should post this on Kristin's thread First reportings vs Actual Sightings. It's a few posts away from this thread. She is keeping track, so it'll make it easier on her!
And Congratulations on your first hummingbird of the year. Are yours Rubythroated?
Anita55, I don't think Pkguy saw your post, but I did! I'm scouring the threads for first sightings--just doing a search on the word "first" inside each thread that has recent posts in the past day or so. It's tedious, and you're right, it would be so much easier if people would post their own sightings to the First Sightings thread.
It's going to be quite a bit of work compiling it into something that makes sense. It's been a little weird this year with that very early warmup and then the big freeze in early April. I don't know how typical these results will be, but it will show that people can wait quite a while after the first sightings to see their firsts. I'm hoping it will serve as something we can refer to in the future--So and so waited for 3 weeks, and still got her hummingbirds back. It can be a reality check for everyone worrying about all those dots around them. I kind of wish there were another map that was a first AVERAGE sighting date--just take everyone's first sightings in an area and average them together. That would be a much better predictor of when you'd be likely to see your first.
Anyway, thanks for the note to Pkguy. You tried to get his attention, and I appreciate it. Thanks!