Whew! The days have been racing by. Between the longer daylight hours, and the incredibly unusual weather (and flooding) that New England has experienced the past couple weeks, I've let this post slip.
IT"S TIME!!! GET YOUR FEEDERS OUT!
I checked this against last year's map and it looks like they are about 10 days early. If you are interested, compare them yourself for your area. I generally figure that they get to me around the first week in May. Last year I spotted one a week earlier.
Just in case you've forgotten the recipe for hummingbird nectar or are new to this and thinking that you'd like to set up a feeder, here goes:
Bring to a boil: (I do this in a glass measuring cup in the microwave)
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
NO fake coloring.
That's all there is to it. Easy, huh?
Speaking of birds.. Last Sunday, Chris and I headed to the beach with our dinner. Afterward, while C snoozed and read the paper, I took a second walk. A bit down the beach, I spotted a couple kids throwing rocks at a seagull and yelling for it to drop the starfish. I ran for my camera.