[Tweeters] 1st Rufous - any Salmonberry Blossoms?

Stewart Wechsler ecostewart at quidnunc.net
Tue Feb 24 13:15:18 PST 2009

I've long told everyone that the Rufous Hummingbirds arrive with the first
open Salmonberry - Rubus spectabilis blossoms:
As you may remember one Tweeter insisted that the Rufous Hummer came out of
the first Salmonberry blossoms. While I saw my first Red-flowering
Currant - Ribes sanguineum blossoms open yesterday, I haven't noted any
Salmonberry blossoms open yet. Has anyone else seen the blossoms that
herald or produce the first Rufous Hummers?


----- Original Message -From: "Carolyn Eagan" eaganc at seanet.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:49 AM
Subject: [Tweeters] 1st Rufous

> Hi Tweets,

> We had our first Rufous Hummingbird at our feeder this morning. Last year

> one did not show up here until March 6th. "Here" is on Squamish Harbor,

> the very north part of Hood Canal. It is our 56th yard bird of the year.


> Carolyn E

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