Hummingbird, Ruby-throated (FIRST)

Date: 05/06/2019

Number: 2

I just came to the 2019 Map today, Thursday, March 19, 2020 to find my post about when my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived last year, and I couldn't find it! I double checked my 'My Sightings' and somehow, this was the first year I failed to report in a sighting to y'all since 2004! So, here's my belated report for 2019...

Monday, May 6, 2019:
6:42PM, I had a dark backed (like a male) hummingbird at my O'Neil Red-horsechestnut.

7:14PM, I had a female Ruby-throated hummingbird at my feeder for a sit-feed until I said "Hi sweetie, welcome home!" and she took off south out of the yard.

7:34PM, I had a female Ruby-throated hummingbird checking out my hummingbird anti-strike decal on the door wall window then she flew up to the feeder for a sit-feed and left to the west.

7:45PM I had a Male at the twigs from the 2018 growth of my back fence trumpet vine. He let me approach to about 10 feet away, and sat there for several minutes as I said hello and welcomed him home and told him how glad I was that he and his lady friend had returned.

8:07PM Last sighting of the day, a lady hummer at my feeder for sit-feed at a freshly warmed batch of sugar water. She left off to the east.

Canton, MI

Latitude: 42.3 Longitude: -83.5

Observed by: Nathan
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