Our Summer Guests Have Arrived
This morning, just before daybreak, DH spotted two of the little creatures.
I was still in bed, awake but not alert ... that is until I heard his hurried gait coming up the stairs. Scared me full awake, it did. Into the room he rushed, "they're HERE!" Of course I knew what he was talking about as we've both been anxiously watching the lonely feeders for weeks.
I hopped to it, preparing fresh sugar water in fresh feeders so they'd know we were happy they were back.
I saw the male a few times thoughout the day, then later in the afternoon, a sweet little female. Each of them made the same route: first to the porch feeder, then over to the kitchen window feeder, then back out to the chain hanging from the arbor -- which held a feeder last year. I think these must be returning guests. And we're very happy to have them back.