Hummingbirds have returned to Brook Farm Inn in Lenox, MA. The hummingbird feeder is hanging right outside the large picture window of the dining room, so guests and birds can enjoy breakfast together. We’ve posted some photos here in the blog, and there are many more to see in the photo gallery on our website. These are ruby throated hummingbirds, who migrate from Central America and Mexico in the spring, crossing the Gulf of Mexico in a single flight.
Our other bird feeder, which can also be seen through the dining room window, attracts a variety of birds and now that spring has arrived we see lots more activity. The finches vie with each other for a spot on the feeder. There are the lovely red house finches, and gorgeous, bright yellow goldfinches. But the larger birds, like the cardinals, will take over when they arrive. It’s the pecking order.
Woodpeckers and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
There are also tufted titmice, nuthatches, and plenty of woodpeckers. The most beautiful woodpecker that comes to the feeder is the red-bellied woodpeckers, a beauty. We were especially pleased to see a pair of rose breasted grosbeaks this week. They won’t stay long; they’re on their way from their winter habitat in Central and South America to Canada for the summer.