We’ve had a couple of new visitors to the backyard lately, including the following:
- A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird! He was hovering around my firecracker plant. Rich saw him and I didn’t. Not fair!
- Barn Swallows. They swoop in and out of the yard in the evenings. I wish I could get a picture. Their feathers are gorgeous when the sun hits them.
- A Downy Woodpecker. We’ve yet to see this guy, but we hear him often. Woodpeckers aren’t that common in our neighborhood, as we don’t have many older trees.
With the cloudy/windy weather forecast, I slept in this morning and then worked in the backyard some. I went to Biosphere Nursery for some more native hummingbird nectar plants. I highly recommend Biosphere as an excellent source of native plants. Their plants are very healthy, they have a very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and their prices are less than other nurseries. Hopefully the new plants will help me continue to attract hummers to the yard! :)