Humming along

Little buggers are camera-shy.

Yesterday we finally saw the first hummingbirds of spring 2023.

We’d heard the little buzzbombs elsewhere in the ’hood — Zzzzz! Whizzzz! — but until yesterday none had appeared at our backyard feeders. We’d actually hung up the feeders once and then taken them down again due to a lack of customers.

I’ve been hearing and seeing quail for a couple weeks now but the hummers have proven elusive. And who can blame them? With weather advisories ping-ponging between fire alerts and freeze warnings this springtime has been screwier than GOP pestilential theater.

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3 Responses to “Humming along”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    As usual, we have had some Anna’s hummingbirds around all winter. I just kept a small feeder out for them and just put the big feeder out two weeks ago. Seeing lots of hummers, but all are Anna’s with one male running all the others off. He’s a cocky little hoser and will sit there, wings folded while I walk up for a closer look. I think they are breeding right now, and that probably explains his attitude.

    Repubs just double down on the same shit and lose voters as a result. They can’t shake the dumpster, and losers like yesterday’s news Kay Ivey. She is fighting the holy war getting rid of all the truth, I mean woke, stuff in the schools.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Mostly we have the Rufous and black-chinned varieties. The Rufous is a bossy little fellow whenever s/he is in residence, chasing everyone else away from the feeders. “Mine! Mine! Mine!”

      You just know that little bastid is a Repuglican.

  2. Herb from Michigan Says:

    Our returning birds feel like they’ve been shafted. Who decided to trigger the migration alarm they ask? Find the fekker and feed him to the cats. Last week 80 degrees-today spitting snow and around freezing. Everyone puts away their feeders in mid March since the raccoon and possums will strip them bare no matter what you do. And the juicy insects are laying low so pickings are slim.

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