The Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration has begun. These little jewels have been sighted in eastern Texas, southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and have crossed the Florida border into southern Alabama and Georgia.
The 2012 map for sighting and reporting is up. Go here to see the map. You can track the hummingbird migration so you will know when to put out your feeders. You might even be lucky enough to sight and report the first one in your area.
I must admit the map always concerns me as the hummingbirds approach our area. Perhaps because we are so near the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment, the hummingbirds are seen to our west, east, and north before we finally get them. So I often have to change the nectar a couple of times before we get any hummingbirds. But one little bird makes us forget all about that. Hurrah for spring!