Thursday 5 May 2022

Hummingbirds Arrive

    We are experiencing a very cool start to spring, but although they delayed their appearance for a while, hummingbirds have started to arrive.  Luckily, I had just put my hummingbird feeder out the day before I saw this one.  It is a Rufus Hummingbird. 

    We have two species in the Robson Valley:  the Rufus, and the smaller, green, Calliope Hummingbird.  After wintering thousands of miles away in the US Southwest, they make their way back to the Valley to mate, raise their young.  I assume this one is a male, since the males always arrive first.

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