Date: 3/3/17 5:12 pm From: Maeve and Dick <maeveanddick...> Subject: [obol] FOY female rufous hummingbird, south of Eugene, and more
FOY one female rufous hummingbird arrived at our home three miles south of Eugene today, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m. This is around a week later than the past three years, about average for the 11 years before then (2003 - 2013) and about a week to ten days earlier for the six years before then (1997-2002). A FOY tree swallow also arrived today as did four western blue birds. At least two of the blue birds landed on the same bird house that blue birds nested in last year, out of the 44 bird houses we manage on our ten acres. It was a good day for first arrivals even though the weather is not very nice.