For those of you who have not yet seen a hummingbird, I am happy to report that ruby-throated hummingbirds have arrived back in Georgia.
From the handful of reports that I have received to date, it appears that the birds are late this year. In my case, a bird finally arrived in my backyard nine days later that the typical March 18 arrival date.
Here is a summary of the reported earliest 2017 arrival dates for six Georgia Counties:
Bibb – March 26, Forsyth – March 26, Monroe – March 23, Pulaski – March 23, Upson – March 22, Taylor – March 22. If you have not yet reported the date the first rubythroat made an appearance in your yard this spring, I would appreciate it if you would let me know when it arrived.