First Hummingbird Sighting

Big Toe Monitoring Birds

Originally uploaded by heinemanfleck.

Inkstain Staff Ornithologist Big Toe spotted the first hummingbird of spring yesterday (May 1), so I had him go back through the records of first hummingbird sightings at Inkstain World Headquarters. This sighting appears to be substantially later than in 2004 (April 20) and 2005 (April 16). Big Toe attributes this late migration to later spring warming in the hummingbirds’ wintering grounds, and suggests this is definitive evidence of global cooling.


  1. 26 Aug 07.
    Just spotted an adult ruby throat with a white band on his r/leg. Male. I now have 6 in residence with 5 feeders at their disposal.

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