Don’t worry! I’m not going to get political here. I just wanted to get your attention. Do I have your attention now? If so, read on.
I just received an email message from my favorite Ruby-throated Hummingbird educator and naturalist, Bill Hilton, Jr. The message says in part…
“In mid-January we took the long drive to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where we encountered quite a few winter hummers. However, these weren’t Rufous Hummingbirds or other ‘western vagrants’ folks have come to expect these days in the eastern U.S. No, they were Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that historically bailed out of the Carolinas during cold weather. For a photo essay about these hardy hummers and why we think they’re yet another indication of ‘global climate change,’ please visit the 8-16 January 2012 installment of ‘This Week at Hilton Pond’ at http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek120108.html”
As usual, Bill goes into quite a bit of detail. But even if you are not in a mood to read all his explanatory text and regardless of your thoughts about global warming, you will be captivated by the photographs.
So click the link and enjoy!