First hummingbird sighted

  • Mar. 14, 2005 5:00 p.m.

Doretta McGregor of Queen Charlotte called in the first hummingbird sighting of the year Monday morning.
Ms McGregor said she thought she saw a hummer Sunday, so she got her feeders out and sure enough, on Monday morning at 9:30 she made a definite sighting.
March 14 is early for hummingbirds, she said, adding that at this time last year her feeders froze.
“It definitely is spring!” she said.
An hour later, Ted Slater of Lawnhill called to say he had not one, but two hummingbirds in his yard.
“I’ve been here for 15 or 17 years,” Mr. Slater said, “and I’ve never seen them this early.”
He didn’t have any feeders out, but thought the hummers had been attracted to the flowering plants his partner had bought the previous day at the aptly-named Hummingbird Gardens in Skidegate.

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