Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hummingbird Watch

Every year around this time I go to to look at the map that is posted there that tracks the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds on their migration north.  The birds arrive on the Gulf coast as early as February and gradually make their way north.  It looks like this year the first reported sighting was on February 23rd in southern Mississippi.  The first sighting in Kentucky was on March 19th with other sightings on the 22nd and 24th.  So it took them roughly a month to go from southern Misssissippi to Kentucky.  This cold snap likely has them rethinking that decision!  Keep an eye on the map because it is neat to watch their migration progress and it is interesting to see where they pop up next.


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