Monday, May 26, 2008
We finally have a few days of nice weather! Of course that means that I have more work than I can possible do! Instead of doing any of it, I installed my new Boltek lightning detector... but that's another blog. :)
I took down the oriole feeder. I had one more hummingbird feeder, so I figured, why not?, and placed it where the oriole feeder had been. Hilton Pond had a note about hummers this week. They say that, even though I haven't seen any hummers, I should continue to keep the feeders clean and full. Hummers are more plentiful at the end of the summer. I planted two types of vines that attract hummingbirds, ten plants are up. The hummers will have plenty to keep them happy, if they ever show up!
I saw the swallows again when I was mowing the yard. They really zip around, and I can't get a good look at them. I'm sure a birder could glance at them and tell me exactly what they are. Unfortunately, I cannot. Without a picture, my best guess is that they are Tree Swallows. Since they eat flying insects, they are more than welcome!