Hummers!And I think it was a pair. Saw the first with barely enough light for pictures and too far away for the flash to help much and ran for the camera. All those without flash were too blurry, this makes it look darker than it actually was. The first flew off, and then this one came in from another direction.
I didn't notice any last year until around the end of July. They may have been around before now and I just didn't see them; no idea. I do know that with all the wet in June, then hot & dry in July and early August even the honeysuckle hasn't been blooming like usual, so I wonder if they'd changed their pattern due to the weather?
In any case, there's a couple here. And yes, I'm a critter geek, this makes me happy.