by Leslie Cox; Friday; April 5, 2024

Our first Rufous male hummingbird arrived this week. He greeted me from his perch in the berberis outside the living room window.

It is my understanding these migratory hummingbirds always return to the territory they establish near to where they were born. And true to form, he started his “J” mating dive yesterday afternoon. A female Rufous must have arrived who I have not spotted yet.