One of the hardest things to leave behind from our home in southern California was all of the wonderful birds. The regulars included Towhees, Wrens, Warblers, Phoebes, and many kinds of Sparrows and Doves. During the migration time we had Orioles and Black-headed Grosbeaks. One of our favorites was the resident Hummingbirds that made our yard their home.
Our kitties loved spending time looking out the window at all the activity in the yard. It was like big screen TV for cats!
Hummingbirds in this part of Texas are not here year round…only during the migration period. I’ve been monitoring the maps to see when we should start seeing the Hummers come through…and mid-April was when the first sightings were being reported.
On Saturday I put out our Hummingbird feeder and it wasn’t even a day before we saw some activity. Yeah!!!
Here we get Black-chinned Hummingbirds. From the pictures I got today I think we have a male and female coming to our feeder. They are beautiful creatures and a marvelous picture of God’s creation.
Below are a few pictures I was able to snap. These birds seem very skittish and don’t linger long at the feeder. I sure do enjoy them when I see them…I hope you do too.
Male Black-chinned Hummingbird
Female Black-chinned Hummingbird
As a side note, my favorite Hummingbird Feeder we have is one that sticks on the window. We got ours at Wild Birds Unlimited. Already, it’s been through some crazy storms in the few days that included torrential rain, hail, lightning and thunder. It stayed in place.