We have a hummingbird feeder, but it's not in a place where we can always monitor it. We first saw it used on 19 May by a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It was several days before we saw one/her again, but we now believe she visits regularly, although she is quiet and would be easy to overlook.
On Tuesday (6 June) afternoon I was by Newman Golf Course wondering about the possibility of Yellow-throated Warblers in the Sycamore trees, and I noticed that those trees' foliage looks sparse. (I think the newest leaves are dying. If anyone knows what's going on with them please let me know.) While I was stopped I saw a female hummingbird at some weeds nearby, carrying what looked like a wad of Cottonwood fluff in her bill. This white blob made her easy enough to follow that I saw where she took it. She's building a nest on the fork of a Sycamore twig. It has lots of fluff with several bits of lichen attached. I've checked several times since, and only seen her at work in the middle of the day, not early morning nor late evening, but there seems to be progress still. I'll keep you updated if I note any milestones. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --