April 21, 2009

The Noise of Summer Begins

The first of the hummingbird seasons started today with the arrival of a single male broad-tailed.

The earliest arrival that we have noted was on April 5, 2007, but I wonder if that bird survived, while the latest was about May 1, 1995, a year with an exceptionally cold, wet spring.

Often there is one last snowstorm after the first hummingbirds arrive. Did they fool us this year by out-waiting the spring storms?

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