Thursday, March 11, 2010


The middle of March is typically when the first Hummers arrive back in south Georgia.

I put up a feeder of sugar water yesterday.  Once they all get here, we’ll have to have several feeders as they are very territorial.

4 parts water, 1 part sugar, bring to boil, cool.  They are one of the most entertaining birds to watch.  They are so tiny but have tons of personality. They make a little noise when they are flying around.

They remember where the feeders were the previous year, and come back expecting the same feeder to be in the same spot!

Sometimes when we take one down to change the “soup” one will go to the spot and hover there waiting for it to be refilled!  A few times I thought one would land on my head while waiting for me to hang the refilled feeder back up!

They are such cute little birds.  I can’t wait to see them.

Every year so far our first hummer is “Blackie”.  He always arrives earlier than the rest and is quite distinctive with his black head.  Hope he survived the winter and is on his way.

We’re having pretty heavy rain today so probably no traveling.  Al is out working on some leaking (constantly) gutters.

So far, no tornado alerts however the weather radio went off twice early this morning alerting us to coastal flooding and a small craft alert.  I think I need to adjust the radio!


Ken and Nanette said... [Reply to comment]

We actually saw a couple of Hummingbirds 2 days ago. Very strange to see them this early in Kentucky.

Great Blog! Keep writing!

Ken and Nanette