As usual we had a couple of Anna’s hummingbirds overwinter here and I kept the feeder out all winter to help them survive.
Spring started out great with our hummingbird population increasing a some Rufous hummingbirds also appeared.
We have the feeder hung so it is right in front of the front bay window. There are tall trees in our front yard that give the birds plenty of shelter and nesting places. The population was just starting to build up to what eventually becomes the annual show of hummingbirds dive bombing and crowding each other for time at the feeder.
Then a few weeks ago we had the hottest temperature for that day here in 22 years. The temperature went from what had been low 70s to 92 degrees. And the hummingbirds disappeared. Gone.
The feeder sat idle in the window waiting. Finally 3 day ago 2 Anna’s hummingbirds showed back up in the garden dive bombing and feeding from flowers like they never left. They particularly like the penstemon and hover very close to the ground while they sip.
Once again it is Spring with hummingbirds!!