Every spring, we wait for the arrival of our Rufus Hummingbirds. These birds migrate all the way from Mexico and Florida. We have more Rufus Hummingbirds working the feeders on the deck this year than we have ever had before!
We saw our first hummingbird on April 4. He buzzed the window where the feeder usually is, so we dropped everything and made up some food and put the feeder out as soon as we could!
The males have brilliant color, especially around their neck and throat.
We did have several snowfalls in April and sometimes had to clear the snow off the feeder so the birds could feed. We finally made up a snow shield to keep the snow off the feeder "blossoms".
The Christmas tree on the deck turned into the perfect hummingbird perch.
Feeding on a snowy morning.
We had some incredible swarms of hummingbirds come to the feeders.
Topping up before bed time!
We even had some other birds try a little sugar water!
There was always an audience for the hummingbird show!
We have been filling both feeders twice a day--we had to have more sugar sent from Sitka on a floatplane before we ran out! Harris Air was very accommodating!