[Tweeters] FOY Rufous Hummer

mary hrudkaj mch1096 at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 17 06:40:40 PDT 2021

Monday evening found the first male Rufous of the season at the feeder just outside my living room window. The cats watching from inside didn't quite know what those new orangish feisty little birds were. I'll have to put out a second feeder for the Rufous as I have 5 Anna's that overwintered this year.

Last evening the doe and yearling that feed in our yards up here sure must have found some locoweed, not that it grown here. I noticed mom deer and her yearling mosey across the yard and out of sight around the south end of the house. Less than a minute later they came racing back across the yard into a neighbor's yard. A few seconds later they raced back into the yard now with another doe in tow. No predators or people/cars were around to scare them. Then the doe and yearling began chasing each other around my house for a couple minutes. First the yearling would be chasing its mom then the mom would chase the yearling. The yearling would do its stiff legged bouncing stride for a few yards then go back to chasing its mom. It was an amazing 5 minutes of an unedited National Geographic program live in my yard. Yes, Spring has sprung.

Mary Hrudkaj
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