Spring (may have) sprung

  • Feb. 14, 2003 8:00 a.m.

One of the first signs of spring on the islands is the arrival of the first hummingbird, which we usually expect around mid-March. That’s usually. Not this year, which is unusual.
We heard our first report of a hummingbird Friday from Doug Aiken of Queen Charlotte, who says he couldn’t believe it, but there was one hovering around his feeder. About a full month early!
So maybe summer’s going to start in April this year. Who knows?