I heard a peregrine call yesterday and told my sister. She said, "YAY, spring has arrived." But to me it won't be spring until the Lucifer Hummingbirds arrive. Any day now, and I'm ready for them. Just so I won't miss the moment, I put up my critter cam.
That is not a giant mantis under the feeder. I was worried wind would trigger the camera to take unwanted photos so I tied some heavy bolts to the bottom of the feeder. Just until I get the first Lucifer, then I'll remove them.