First Arrival


First hummingbird of 2012 sighted at CrabAppleLane yesterday. I heard at least one in the trees yesterday morning but I didn't see him approach the feeders until dusk yesterday. A quite welcome sight indeed.

CrabAppleLane Hummingbird Arrival Record:

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2001
  • Sunday, March 17, 2002
  • Monday, March 10, 2003
  • Saturday, March 20, 2004
  • Saturday, March 12, 2005
  • Sunday, March 12, 2006
  • Sunday, March 11, 2007
  • Sunday, March 09, 2008
  • Thursday, March 26, 2009
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2010
  • Wednesday, March 09, 2011
  • Thursday, March 15, 2012

About today's QOTD: You will never get me to dispute that Calvin Johnson is a great player. That contract, though? WOW.

5 song iTunes shuffle:

  1. Christmas Canon Rock - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Lost Christmas Eve
  2. I Feel Free - Cream - The Cream Of Clapton
  3. Crimson And Clover - Tommy James & The Shondells - Rock 'n Roll Relix 1968-1969
  4. The Trawlerman's Song - Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La
  5. Magic Bus - The Who - Live At Leeds

Quote of the Day

When Calvin Johnson signed his eight-year, $132 million contract with Detroit, the Lions star wideout became the eleventh NFL player to earn a deal north of $100 million.
Marc Sessler,

Blog of the day is here.

Quote from said blog: "The number of questions embattled Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced from lawmakers Wednesday in an unprecedented, publicly broadcast Parliamentary interrogation of his economic policies, cabinet appointments and tense relationship with the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei."


Awesome. I thought I was the only one who noted the date of the first hummingbird arrival. My wife just rolls her eyes. FYI, I don't start seeing them in my backyard in Maryland till the 4th week of April on average. (Though I'm sure my yard isn't as bird friendly as yours.)
Kem White

Good to see another sign of spring arrive. We're having a record shattering spring up here. The ice may go out today or tomorrow, a good three weeks ahead of time.

That Calvin Johnson contract makes me go wow too. $53 million guaranteed too. I wonder how much the insurance policies on him are costing per year.

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