Although this is a blog about our bluebirds, I try to chronicle the other birds in the yard and how they interact. One way I confirm spring’s arrival is to monitor the hummingbird migration. The first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds of the season have just been recorded on the Gulf coast and I wanted to share the link to monitor the migration. http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html It’s also listed on my blogroll.
I normally see hummers in our yard in central Oklahoma the last week in March. If you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard, it’s best to have a feeder up when the first ones come through. The males travel north first and establish a territory, so the more you let fly by your property on their migration, the less chance of getting a nesting pair. Check out the migration as these teeny travelers make their way north.