Re: Please post your return times
It depends on the weather and available forage. If the weather is fine and there is a flow on they might work from dawn to dusk. If there is a dearth they might beard all day long.
Yesterday it was overcast in the morning and they were flying around getting into everything (a fair nuisance - I was glad I don't have many near neighbors at the time) while they waited for the Devils Walking Stick (Aralia spinosa) to start producing - then mostly went home by 4. If a front starts blowing through they will often come home en-mass no matter what time it is.
Merry Christmas to all - especially to congress for not kicking us in the knees again.