Hummingbirds come to the Robson Valley every year to breed. Every Spring we await their arrival. In the past they have arrived as early as April 17th, but yesterday was the first day I have seen one this year, probably because it has been such a late arriving Spring. Luckily I had just put the feeder out the day before.
The hummer that showed up seemed to be pretty hungry and spent a lot of time filling up with sugar water. We have two varieties of hummingbirds here. The green ones (photos) are Calliope Hummingbirds, they are the smallest hummers in North America. We also have Rufus Hummingbirds that are just a bit bigger and a rust color.
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