Passing Through

Well, appears the female Broad-tailed Hummingbird was just passing through. Last time I saw her was this past Sunday. But, there’s a multitude of Black-chinneds about. I fill an 8 oz feeder every evening & by next evening, ready to refill. 

Also, turned on a 360° rotating sprinkler near some lilac bushes &, with this current heat dome that’s found us, the birds are loving it! Robins, Cedar Waxwings, Yellow Warblers, BC Chickadees, RB Nuthatches, BH Grosbeaks…all seem to relish bathing in the artificial rain. May go stand in it myself, before the day’s over!

Brian Carrigan 
Blackfoot 

Re: An Old Friend!

If there’s a male Broad-tailed around you’ll be able to hear the
wing trill. Keep your ears open…

Cliff

On 6/2/24 06:16PM, lcarrigan_55 wrote:


Not certain reason they disappeared as a summer resident to just a
passing fall migrant. Haven’t seen a male, as of yet, this season.
But, I’m definitely on the alert now. 

Had spotted a female earlier but, finally, did see a male Western
Tanager on Fri. So, really felt all was then good with spring
migration. Hope the Sandhill colt does well. 

Brian Carrigan 
Blackfoot 

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Island Park, Idaho
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Re: An Old Friend!

Not certain reason they disappeared as a summer resident to just a passing fall migrant. Haven’t seen a male, as of yet, this season. But, I’m definitely on the alert now. 

Had spotted a female earlier but, finally, did see a male Western Tanager on Fri. So, really felt all was then good with spring migration. Hope the Sandhill colt does well. 

Brian Carrigan 
Blackfoot 

Re: An Old Friend!

Good news. Broad Tailed are gorgeous with flaming red neck in sun light vs Black Chinned with iridescent blue throats. Calliope are just pushy. Could it be range expansion after tough years with diseases?
Sandhill success. One colt seen a couple of days ago on the hill. They’ve raised one to fledging most years, but always a huge challenge.
Bill

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