Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Per my springtime post below, Ol’ Robbo bestirred himself this morning to go out and stock up on hummingbird nectar mix.  The feeder is now up on its old hook, much earlier this year than ever before.

If you haven’t done so already, I heartily recommend that you check out this nifty 2020 hummingbird spring migration map forwarded by long-time friend of the decanter NOVA Curmudgeon.  As of this morning, there’s already been a reported sighting at Woodbridge, which is a bit south of the Dee Cee Beltway.  We’re on the northwest side very near the Potomac fall-line, so the spring  conditions are slightly lagging those south of town.  Nonetheless, I expect that if the little blighters are that close, they’ll be here soon enough.  (In fact, I almost, sort of, thought I caught one flying by out of the tail of my eye yesterday afternoon, but that might just have been wishful thinking.)

And speaking of that map, Ol’ Robbo is somewhat disappointed to see reports of hummers wintering over along the Carolina and Georgia coasts.  What about those epic stories one reads of heroic migrations across the Gulf of Mexico?  These layabouts are going to sully the reputation of the entire species!

Anyhoo, I’ll let you know when I make a first sighting.