and the oddest things are happening at the hummingbird feeders.
Just four weeks into watching our small but healthy group of Ruby-throated hummingbirds, I am observing hummer babies at the feeders. This is a first in all my years of observation. In past years the babies would appear in great numbers at the end of July and into August. But here we are in mid June and my count is up the three fluffy, short-beaked hummer babies.
What is also astonishing is that there are definitely pregnant females around at the same time. If you are asking me, I find this very peculiar indeed.
It may be unsettling that everything seems up for grabs, but the most important part is that there are babies… and they seem healthy! What can I do but provide a steady supply of sugar-water and observe?
Wacked out or not, catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico or not, I will watch over the little miracles on wings right here at Sontheim to the best of my ability.