I caught this male Anna’s Hummingbird at the feeder off our front porch this morning. It feels good to be home to the moist green climate of coastal Oregon which has the smell of spring in the air. We have made it back north ahead of some of the migrants like Osprey and Swallows which we look forward to seeing soon. It’s good to see the year around residents like this Anna’s Hummingbird, and the Dark-eyed Oregon Juncos, which have been especially busy. Sweet sounds of the Varied Thrush and Black-capped Chickadees have put a smile on my face. It’s a cold foggy morning here in Elkton, Oregon, but the fog will burn off and bright sunshine is expected this afternoon, and my wife Jeanette and our dog Buster will be off counting birds.