The Hummers are Here

Yesterday I sighted the first Ruby Throated Hummingbird at the feeder I filled and set out last week. I’m hoping it is a scout that will give a good report back to the flock that there is really top grade nectar in our garden. The feeder is placed so that we have a clear view from the screened porch, and we are looking forward to frequent sightings over the summer.

One of my neighbors in Chapel Hill advised me to have my feeder filled and ready by the 11th of April. He said that is about the time the hummingbird scouts make it to this part of North Carolina. I have followed that advice for the last sixteen years, and in only one year did the hummers fail to find our feeder in the first week. With luck (and a good report from the scout) we may have a few hummingbird families making their homes in our garden this year.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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1 Response to The Hummers are Here

  1. The hummers would be foolish not to stay in such a beautiful garden filled tempting flowers.


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