At least it’s the first hummer that I’ve seen this year.


The strong south winds have got some birds hunkered down here, but the winds blew in a welcome ruby-throat to our waiting feeder at 1 pm.


I’ve not yet seen any red buckeye blossoms. Besides hummingbird feeders these early arrivals may have to steal sap and insects from the plentiful yellow-bellied sapsucker wells.


Bruce Beck

Butler County

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