Saturday, April 16, 2011
Two ducks at Yelm Creek were sitting at the edge of the field where an Eagle and a two pheasant were potted recently. I enjoyed watching a hawk hunt and fly through Mountain Shadow subdivision near an area where the swallows have returned on the canal at Wilkenson Rd. outside of Yelm. I have not seen the pidgeons since last summer near the silo. At the pond I counted 5 ducks and 5 red winged black birds. A couple of rufous hummingbirds are enjoying the freshly filled feeders at my home. I noticed that after eating, one hummer will bulge its neck and turn its head side to side just before another hummer frequents the feeder. They never feed at the same time, but will take turns.