Hummers migrate back to NC from Mexico and Central America about this time of year. So I went out to the hardware store and came back and hung a feeder for the first time at this house. It’s lovely and looks like a little multicolored hot-air balloon.
We used to live further east, and a friend of ours had six cherry trees in his back yard. When we would go over to visit or pick cherries we would dodge dozens of the little creatures as they dove and buzzed from tree to tree. We’ve always loved watching them but it’s been several years since I tried to attract them myself. If they find my feeder they may stay all season, and even return here next year.
I know it may take a few weeks for them to get here, but I’ve spent nearly the entire weekend glancing out the kitchen window, hoping to see one arrive. Bienvenidos, little travelers!