- Thanks Gary... Same here - first male and first female Rufous hummers,
with more or less usual timing.... In Nanaimo, BC, about 1,000 mi
I'm not sure what that says about their migration. They follow the
coast and low elevation valley bottoms initially, and arrivals are
typically later at cooler higher elevations with later seasonal plant
flowering times. Granite Bay is on the 400' elev. contour, which I
wouldn't expect to make that much difference in the CA Central Valley,
but maybe so, unless they're later than usual for some reason.
Cheers, ...Bruce Cousens
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:14 am (PDT) .
Posted by: "Gary" solarcontrol4
Hi All: First Rufous checked in yesterday in our yard at
approximately 4:00pm in Granite Bay