Around 7:30 p.m. last night I had just finished running Chloe and Bella in the backyard. Heading inside, I heard the hum overhead and saw a male Ruby-Throated come in for a landing out of the southeast directly to the red feeder. Of course I didn’t have the camera but he came back three times before sundown to fill up.
I stood motionlessly watching him fuel his little self for several minutes last night. Was I excited? YOU BET. As giddy as a school girl.
This morning around 6:45 a.m. I looked through the bathroom window and saw him again, fueling up on a different feeder. I smiled and went off to work feeling hopeful. I guess he was just checking in at Mary’s Hummingbird Hotel of Huntersville for a restful night and a complimentary breakfast before starting off towards his northern destination. I haven’t seen him since then.
Sigh…and, another cold blast of air will visit this weekend with frost warnings!
Bluebird News: No Bluebirds at my house! HA!
But, there two or three couples on campus busily checking out the housing.
It’s so good to see some females!
Two of the nesting boxes have nests already so they inspected the remaining three. She even showed interest in the old one attached to a tree.
Reminds me of newlywed excitement. You only need to listen to their romantic songs and watch them...
So what do you think, dear?
I wish to see their offspring.
For a few moments, I wondered how I could safely transport them in the middle of the night…to my house ;-)