I think it's somewhat rare for our area, and especially to be blooming in January.
The last couple of days have been horrendously windy. When I got to CMO my feeders were all covered with bees. That's because the wind swung them so violently that the solution overflowed the internal baffles and ran to the outside of the feeders. Yuck!
Even after I took this one down the bees would not leave it alone. But I now have fresh clean ones hung and no bees. For now the bad winds should be over.
Also saw a new butterfly for my 2017 list. It's a common one, Variegated Fritillary, but I'm not picky in the middle of winter. Anything to help me make through.