In reaction to other comments today - I had my FOY hummer on May 7 - a brief whizzing by. But yesterday THEY have returned, both female and male, guzzling away at the feeders. And my oriole, which returned on Saturday, has already scarfed down three giant navel oranges and at this very moment is working on the fourth set.
And surprisingly, the towhee that I posted on April 30 is still here on my property.
Best time of year, hands down!