Wednesday, April 28, 2010

First Hummingbird of the Season!!!

The first broad-tailed hummingbird of the season appeared this morning - I heard the high pitched whirring of its wings before I saw it. I quickly cooked up some "Hummer Juice" (1 part white sugar to 3 parts water, brought to a boil and cooled) which I keep in the refrigerator. My old hummingbird feeders are in sad condition - broken perches and very faded - but I'm using them until I can get to the store to buy two new ones. Having hummers in the area is a BIG DEAL for me because it means that summer is just around the corner.

Estes Park typically hosts two species of hummingbirds, the broad-tailed and the rufous which arrive later in the summer. Both species are loads of fun to watch. I don't have a recent photo but I'll post one as soon as I can.

1 comment:

  1. I am impatient to see a photo of your