Aah, spring at last. Here it is. We have full sun and 65 degrees. Last night the first few peepers began singing. Tree Swallows arrived today and the last ducks on the pond are beginning to leave and resume their migration.
and put out the Hummingbird feeder. We hang a red ribbon, or piece of bright surveyor's tape, (available in hardware stores), on the pole to get the attention of migrating hummers, who are attracted to the color red. We use the
1 part white table sugar
4 parts water
and boil, or microwave for a minute or so, until the sugar disolves. Stir to help disolve.
Can't wait 'til the hummers return and more migrants show up. No sign yet of our bluebirds or Eastern Phoebes, hope we didn't loose our Phoebe pair.
We'll spend the weekend uncovering the garden beds from their leaf mulch, repairing birdhouses, putting out more Hummingbird feeders, and just plain enjoying the wamth and sun. See you Monday.