I still haven’t seen my first hummingbird of the year, but they’re around. As Kurt Kuehn reported, he has been seeing hummingbirds for a couple of weeks in Lester Park and this past weekend in Alden Township.
And Lyle Anderson sent these lovely pictures of a hummingbird on Park Point:
He also sent a picture of a Sphinx moth, which Lyle tells me is sometimes, at first glance, mistaken for a hummingbird:
Beautiful lilac, eh?
Two more from Lyle, who reports a pair of catbirds have made their annual visit:
Lyle tells me the catbirds are fond of grape jelly and peanuts.
Finally, an update from Jeannette Lang, who recently shared a picture of a mystery nest. After further observation, Jeannette reports that the nest is the home of a pair of fox sparrows.
Although I can’t see the nest, I’ve been enjoying watching a pair of chickadees go in and out of a hollow in my crabapple tree. They appear to be bringing food back and forth, leading me to think baby chickadees might be inside. The chickadees don’t scold when I come near; they just quietly watch me.
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