So growing up in lovely Scotland, which has lets be fair Highland Cows - so we win right? But anyway back to the point - we are sadly lacking in the Hummingbird department. The first time I ever saw one, was 8 years ago in Upstate New York, at my Mother in Laws house. I was instantly hooked on hummers! I love the way they appear from nowhere and are gone in a flash. They truly are the fairy of the bird world. In 8 yrs living in NYC I didn't see one hummingbird, not one, garden, park, shore - zip zero. One of the (many) things I am excited for in the coming months is witnessing the first one in my garden here. After looking for a while, and really hating all these nasty plastic feeders I've settled on an antique bottle one, with a copper base. I just can't wait to fill it and hang it by the window - I already have a quiet but highly visible spot for it all worked out! And this map shows - they are on their way! So happy about hummers!