Last night as we sat enjoying dinner at the Horizon House Terrace Dining Room, I saw two hummingbirds! That to me is a true harbinger of SPRING! “Happy Days are Here Again!”
But then I looked up “hummingbirds” in Seattle. It appears that the hummers found here are Anna’s Hummingbirds, AND they can be here ALL winter long. I guess I haven’t been watching closely. However, it is not a given that they are the same birds, but could rather be different birds moving through our area in their annual migrations.
Hummingbirds have always been a joy for me. When I lived in Connecticut, I never saw them. When I moved to New Hampshire, they seemed to be everywhere. I watched them from early April until almost November. I believe they stopped at our feeder on their way south because it was the only thing with color they could find. They seemed happy to find some sustenance for their long journey.
At any rate, I was so happy to see them here in Seattle. I will be FAR more watchful for them. In New Hampshire we had Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Here they are Anna’s Hummingbirds. I don’t care WHAT they are, I’m happy to see them!