Or at least one is back! Maybe it's the advance guard checking to see if those folks in the Keweenaw are going to feed them again this year.
You betcha, little one! Sorry that photo isn't very sharp, but I had to hastily grab my camera when we spotted this little hummer about 9:30 this morning. I was down with a migraine for the majority of the day yesterday, but I did have a few vertical moments and asked Mr. Cut Off to put out one of our hummingbird feeders late in the afternoon. We spotted our first hummer on May 19th last year, so I was hoping they would be back sometime this week.
Nothing around us is blooming yet. Our grass is still mostly brown and we even have piles of snow here and there. Isn't it amazing that a little hummingbird is able to find this one small splotch of red in the middle of miles and miles of forest? We counted over 20 at one time drinking from multiple feeders last year, so more will surely be on the way soon. By the way, if you're looking for a sturdy feeder, we've had the most luck with this model and it's one of the least expensive. It's just under $6 at Walmart - doesn't leak - easy to clean.
In anticipation of the upcoming hummingbird season, I made this printable last week.
Summertime IS hummertime!
Of course, it doesn't look just like a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, but I like the bright colors for my summer decor.
I made this printable as a 5x7, but you can always play around with the proportions a bit and print another size.
If you would like a free copy of this printable, click on the following link:
We get a lot of enjoyment out of watching these busy little birds every summer. Glad to see they're on their way back!
UPDATE: I just looked up and spotted 2 at once! Yay! (12:35 p.m. - 5/15/17)
All is well in the Keweenaw.