Cool and windy this afternoon my hummers have been enjoying feeders scattered around our house and perching.
Hummers nest in our forest and for some unusual reason our ditches lack their traditional vast assortment of cat tails this year. As an example, the ditch by the northwest pasture has a total of 3 cattails.This ditch is usually filled with standing cattails. Cattail fluff is often used for hummer nests.
To help with the lack (perhaps our cattails were knocked down by the unusually cold winter / spring weather (?)
last night a neighbor gave me permission to cut and gather cattails at his farm.
Perhaps his "cattail largesse" will help my hummingbird girls build their nests :)
Picture attached shows my borrowed cattails that are now available as nesting material, located in the swamp near the east hummingbird habitat.
Latitude: 43.7 Longitude: -84.4
Observed by: Tilly
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