The only migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbird that I have seen was a bright
and shiny adult male on 18 March. He was visiting the glorious Red
Buckeye. After about half an hour, he moved on to parts unknown.
The female Black-chinned that has been present since about Christmastime is
still present and about a month ago, she began using a feeder. The female
Calliope, present since mid November is also still present. Today, I
noticed that her coloring has intensified. The Calliope has never used a
feeder. I think I have about 15 Salvia species/hybrids/cultivars in flower.
Behaving responsibly, I am staying home and the gardens are getting a lot
of my attention. Can't wait for new Salvias from Almost Eden to start
On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 6:23 PM joan garvey <joanmgarvey1...> wrote:
> I saw 2 adult male RTHUs several days ago passing through. I still have a
> Buff-bellied chattering in his back yard territory.
> Joan in New Orleans.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:12 PM, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> > We still have no obvious migrant Ruby-throats as of yet, however we
> > have two immature males that were banded by Nancy (Newfield). The first
> > banded at the Sherry residence in Algiers on 16 November and showed up
> > later that day in our yard in Marrero and stayed here the duration of
> > winter. The second, also banded by Nancy (here) on 2 February. -jz
> > James W. Beck
> > Marrero, LA
> >> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 17:39 Roselie OVERBY <rosebird8791...>
> >> wrote:
> >> I saw a male and a female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the yard this
> >> afternoon. FOS for me. They visited feeders, coral honeysuckle, and my
> >> red-flowered top. The male displayed over the female. Staying at home is
> >> now much better.
> >> Roselie Overby
> >> Oak Grove in W Carroll Parish
> >> Sent from my iPhone
Nancy L Newfield
Metairie, Louisiana USA