[Tweeters] FOYs in Kalama this week and fun Hummingbird pictures

A & S Hill 60stops2home at kalama.com
Fri May 9 21:32:16 PDT 2014


Sunday, May 4, we finally got our first of year AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. A
single male/female pair has visited each day since then.



Monday, May 5, first of year BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, a female. The next day,
we saw the male. By Thursday, May 8, we had 4 males and one female in the
yard.



Today, Friday, May 9, the new bird-friendly and zone-appropriate landscape
in our front yard was completed. The hummingbirds have tasted all 50
gazillion flowers on the Evergreen Huckleberry shrubs, Bearberry, Hardy
Fuchsia and Salvia. I can hardly wait to see them when the other flowering
plants open up in a few weeks! We have both ANNA'S and RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS
fighting over the plants and both of our nectar feeders.



One of the most aggressive male Rufous Hummingbirds I've ever encountered
has claimed the newly transplanted Japanese Maples as his guarding posts for
the front-porch nectar feeder. There are pictures of him on my flickr
photostream here: https://flic.kr/p/ngLZ2Z



Two crows harassed our neighborhood male RED-TAILED HAWK several times
today until he finally flew off toward the Columbia River.



Happy Mother's Day Weekend!



Amy Hill

Kalama, Washington

628 feet up in Cowlitz County

60stops 2 home at kalama dot com

Artlessfun at yahoo dot com





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