Monday, March 26, 2012

A first hummingbird

Looking out the study window late this afternoon, I saw the first ruby-throated hummingbird for this spring.  It was visiting open Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) flowers to the right of the window.

March 30, 2009 view (click on the photo for some recent thoughts about Carolina jessamine).
I couldn't tell if it was a male or not because of the backlit view (probably it was a male.

But exciting to see.  I've been waiting since March 17, when I saw that the maps indicated sightings north of here.

Looking back, I've posted about first hummingbird sightings on April 26, 2010, April 13, 2008, and April 12, 2009, along with lots of other posts about ruby-throated hummingbirds.

The coral honeysuckle (all four plants) in our garden are in full flower,


  1. Lisa,

    Great to see them so early. I recall one year I was watering the garden and a hummer fly up for a drink, my first of the year. Not seen them here yet.

  2. Have our feeders up, have honeysuckle blooming and Carolina Jessamine as well. Surely I should be seeing them!! Will keep my eyes peeled.


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