May 21

Good morning.
Last week I hung up my oriole feeder, and we have been having regular vists from both the male and female Baltimore oriole. They appear to be nesting in our poplar tree again. We're hearing them singing quite regularly.

At noon today we noticed our first hummingbird of the year. He was a beautiful greenbacked little fellow. They usually stay around for few days in spring and disappear for the rest of the summer, stopping in again in fall. They use the same feed the orioles use, so that works well.

Several times now we have noticed a wood duck flying out of our poplar tree, but can't determine yet if they have nested there or not. It has a very distinctive call and we are beginning to recognize it.