Hummingbird Watch

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This morning, hubby helped me finish preparing the veggie garden for planting.  I had already cleaned up leaves and the old weed barrier.  I’m looking forward to plating around May 15th, which is planting time for zone 6b.  I also hung up the hummingbird feeders.  We were on hummingbird watch today and they arrived right on schedule.  I have learned over the years to tell exactly when they will come.  Sometime after April 25th and the first super nice spring day!

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Later on, I sat outside on my deck enjoying the warm afternoon and listening to bird songs.  I had the camera with me to take photos.  The catbirds, wood thrushes, towhees, and brown thrashers showed up recently as well.  The dawn chorus at 5am is amazing right now.

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We have a grey squirrel that is more like a flying squirrel.  Somehow he manages to jump onto the feeder from a nearby tree, even though hubby has moved the feeder and trimmed the branches.  While I was sitting on the deck, I saw this squirrel climb up another tree and kept peeking around at me from the other side of the tree.  Then our friend took a nap on the bat house, tired from waiting for me to go back inside…

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At one point, I heard rustling in the leaves to the one side of the deck.  I went over to see it was a baby snapping turtle.  Last year, I found two baby box turtles by the swing.  Cute overload, that is all I can say!

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Thanks for stopping by for a read and I hope you have a pleasant week!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. sinharishika says:

    Your garden is beautiful

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    1. Tanya says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  2. That is a super sweet post! I love birds, and we have three feeders in our small yard. One is a hummingbird feeder. I think the woodpeckers use it more than the hummingbirds! Who knew? It makes us laugh! 😁

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    1. Tanya says:

      How wonderful! We laugh too. 😊

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  3. Sheree says:

    What wonderful wildlife you have in your garden!

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  4. Love to watch hummingbirds!!! Nice post!!

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    1. Tanya says:

      Thank you🌸

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  5. Pam says:

    Great pictures!

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