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.
Hummers for me March 29. Butts County. Judy Dunn On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:33 PM backyardwildlifeconnection wrote:
> backyardwildlifeconnection by Terry W.Johnson posted: “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” >
My first was March 30 in Covington, Newton County. I hope you are well Terry and I’m glad that you are still active in wildlife conservation. My best, David
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