The red flowering currant is starting to bloom at the edge of the forest near the garden and you know what that means: Mr and Ms Rufous are back!
They love this flower and every year around this time, its bloom signals the return of the rufous hummingbird.
No wearing my red jacket in the garden anymore. They’re attracted to red. The sudden buzz of these little winged creatures approaching from all sides is so startling! Wearing red is good for getting a closeup look of the feisty little darlings in action tho’! You might want to try it sometime : )