Feeders up, flowers planted and April 29 marks the earliest arrival to date as a male ruby-throated hummingbird visited a feeder at 6:43 pm a sip of nectar.

Over the past four years, sightings of adult males surged remarkably, from five in 2020 to 387 in 2023.

Research suggests hummingbirds may return to the same location each year¹. This behavior is called site fidelity, possibly explaining the increase in male sightings. Nonetheless, it’s heartening to see this rise over time – hopefully the trend continues upward for 2024.

¹ Lynch, M. (2022, July 6). Hummingbird research: Banding the tiniest of birds Retrieved from https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/ask-a-scientist-a-special-handler-of-hummingbirds

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