The hummingbirds are back

It is that time of the year when the hummingbirds have returned to the northwest. I saw one just today. I thought it was still just a tad too cold for them to be back yet but I guess not. Our climate has been becoming more and more mild for the winter season. Even the Canadian geese are staying year round.

I have got to set up my hummingbird feeder and of course keep it free from the wasps that are occasionally attracted to it. I just make sure that the sweet liquid does not build up on the outside of it. I just have one of those large hummingbird feeders that is made of plastic. Did you know that hummingbird feeders come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges too? Below is a hummingbird feeder that I saw on sale for ONLY $43.00! Of course it is made from crystal so it might not find too many buyers that actually want to use it as a hummingbird feeder and more as an investment.

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When I get my hummingbird feeder all set up I know I will hear that well known word at our house – "hummingbird", which is shouted out by anyone spotting a hummingbird at the feeder. They are a joy to watch and a pleasure to see at our back deck every summer.

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