Just saw our 1st ruby-throated hummer - male. He came to an empty feeder. Luckily the wild azaleas & buckeyes & some salvias are blooming. Eastern screech owl is in the nest box. I thought squirrels had taken it over, but I guess they duked it out & the owl(s?) won. That explains why the flock of blue jays were so upset on Thursday & Carolina wrens & bluebirds were fussing around the box this morning. A wren actually peeked into the entry hole & scolded. I heard an Inca dove calling repeatedly yesterday morning. Gone today. Cedar waxwings & robins finished up cherry laurel fruits & are in the sweet gums. All nice.
Charlotte Seidenberg Covington, LA 70433-2325 <charlotte.seidenberg...>