Hummingbird, scouts? I had always believed that the first hummingbirds that showed up in spring were scouts. These brave souls came early to find the best places to eat and raise a family. Then somehow let the other birds in the south know it is safe to head north?
Considering how fast these little miracles of nature move, they are hard to identify but here in the Treasure Valley, four have been documented. We have the Rufous, Anna’s hummingbird, the Broad-Tailed and the Calliope.