28 March 2008

Hummingbird spotting

We are drinking coffee and watching the birds on the thistle feeder. There it was ... the first hummingbird of the season perched in the Japanese maple outside our bedroom window.

The coffee was finished with haste, the so-carefully-packed-last-October box containing the hummingbird feeders was fetched from the shelf in the garage, the nectar was mixed and the feeders set out, one under the pergola at the back of the house and the other outside my study window.

By late morning, as I sat here at the computer, I saw the first hummingbird take a sip and by late in the day I had been able to identify at least three different birds.

Welcome back, friends.

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