me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Our Summer Guests Have Arrived

The Hummingbirds are Here!

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.

2 Comments:

  • At 3:25 PM, Blogger Yvonne said…

    You'd better get that feeder back onto the arbor chain! Those hummingbirds probably told their friends and you'll be needing more feeding spots!! I'll alert my mom they're heading further north!! :)

     
  • At 11:19 PM, Blogger Vegan Knitting said…

    That's wonderful! We have quite a few that live in the trees around our house but we don't have a feeder so I never see them closer than about 10 ft away.

    We do watch for other migrating bird, though, and are very excited at their arrivals.

    Our favorite, the one that gets me jumping out of bed at 6 am, is when the California Quails are born, and the parents bring the babies through our yarn. SOOOO CUTE!!!!

     

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