Hummingbird, Nectaring from Flowers

Date: 05/30/2023

Number: 1

One skinny hummingbird just flew in at 10 a.m. nectaring from inground gurantica variety of 'Black and Blue' salvia rather quick. They always go to this gurantica variety first rather than purple guranticas. Haven't had any luck with potted'Rhythm and Blues' it's just too small and stoped blooming in container. Potted
'Blue Swede Shoes, 'Loves and Wishes,' Mexican bush honeysuckle,' red Yuccas, 'Rokin deep purple' salvia and all porterweeds colors are blooming better in containers. These do great in the higher heat we will get from now on.

All 3 giant Inground Hamelia pattens, which are the large varieties, (8 feet plus) hummingbird bushes are finally getting tall about to bloom. One now blocks window so I won't be able to see out of office area what's nectaring on patio. 7 Smaller compact inground Hamelia take longer to grow to 4 feet tall from harsh freezes.

The above container grown plants are basic plants we keep all summer, in winter especially if overwintering hummingbirds stay. Will report again in observations if I see today's sighting again. What species it may be if it returns in evening or early morning. We have sporadic besides regular migration times hummingbirds year round now in past 8 years. Unbelievable.

Beverly L

Houston, TX

Latitude: 29.8 Longitude: -95.4

Observed by: Beverly
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