Sunday, January 2, 2011
I really had almost given up hope for having a Rufous Hummingbird visit my yard this winter, but I've been putting out feeders, changing the sugar-water regularly anyway. Previous winter visitors had arrived between August 3 and December 25th. Today, January 2nd, when I returned from grocery shopping and glanced out into the back yard, there was a green backed bird sitting on one of the hummingbird feeders, a hummingbird. I raced out into the back yard, but it had disappeared. Then, there she was, a female Rufous Hummingbird sitting on a branch near me. She may just be passing through, but she very much brightened my day/year!
Posted by Lynn at 11:47 AM