Ruby Throated Hummingbirds And Monarch Butterflies Arrive



I guess it might be pure coincidence, or perhaps something related to the wind and weather, but both the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and the Monarch Butterflies were sighted today.  I saw 3 Monarch Butterflies (no pictures unfortunately as I was driving), and when I got home, I noticed a familiar sound I haven’t heard since last year. A Ruby Throated Hummingbird!

It’s a mature male that has arrived and starting to stake out his territory. What’s even a little more interesting, is that the Rufous Hummer is still here as well. The weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow, so perhaps I can get some nice pictures.

In the interim, here’s a couple of pictures of the mature male hanging around my pomegranate tree.

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummer On Pomegranate Facing Left

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummer On Pomegranate Facing Left

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummer On Pomegranate

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummer On Pomegranate

Linda C - Glad you saw Monarchs!!!

Were the monarchs north of Houston?
Did Monarchs look bright and fresh, thus Houston wintering population and not migrators from Mexico?

Excited to see you getting hummingbirds too.
Very cool!!!March 28, 2014 – 10:09 pm

texdr - I saw the monarchs in the Humble Kingwood area, so in North houston. I only saw them flying, so I can’t say if they were wintering Houston population, but I would doubt it. Since Monarchs have been seen in San Antonio, I’m assuming they would be migrators from MexicoMarch 28, 2014 – 10:26 pm

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