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ButterflyLinda 08-12-2012 02:21 PM

And the hummer noises?

BeeWonderful 08-12-2012 10:06 PM

The sound of the wings was definitely loud in my ear. For some reason I didn't feel the breeze, but my trellis is full to bursting with vegetation. Or perhaps I was too mesmerized to even think! All I remember doing was holding my breath! If it ever happens again I will pay more attention :)

linrose 09-04-2012 10:08 AM

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This young male has been holding court on the top of the feeder for a few days now. He's very entertaining to watch. He sits on his perch all day long, guarding his cache. Since the last four days have seen the rains of what's left of Isaac here we haven't been outside much but this little guy sits there, with his head tilted up, drinking the rain water and snatching tiny bugs and flies as they pass. I can't believe how long their tongues are! Not many of the other hummers are willing to challenge him, as soon as they come near he flies off his perch and they don't even attempt to sample the nectar. Luckily for them there are plenty of salvias for them in the garden.

I actually thought this was a female until I saw the small red dot under his right eye.

Equilibrium 09-05-2012 11:01 PM

Territorial little buggers aren't they!!! Really cute photo.
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My husband was working on our screened in porch last weekend and he came and got me telling me I had to come watch a hummer that was going eye to eye with him through the screens. Silliest thing I've seen in a long time. My husband would bob his head up and the hummer would fly up and he'd bob his head to the left and the hummer would follow. Cuter than the dickens watching the 2 of them scoping each other out with the hummer following my husband's every move staying face to face with him. That hummer came back to where my husband was working 3 or 4 times.

Sage 09-07-2012 08:57 PM

Occasionally a hummer flies up to the flowers on the edge of my balcony, and the Cookiecat does not even notice!

williamf 09-08-2012 09:26 AM

Hummer Feeder - YouTube

A couple of weeks ago I took this video of the little ruffians. I had just refilled the feeder with refrigerated 4-to-1 and it's sweating profusely in the mugginess. Taken with a Small Wonder pocket video camera through a screen, but turned out fairly well.

Wm

Equilibrium 09-10-2012 06:23 AM

You lucky duck you!!! That's awesome. I counted 8 hummers. There were probably more. I'd kill to have that many hummers zinging around all at once outside my kitchen window!!! You done good!!!!

linrose 09-13-2012 08:03 AM

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That's a lot of hummingbirds willamf!!! They sure are territorial!

Yesterday I saw one fighting off a yellowjacket. Now that it's late summer they are foraging for food wherever they can find it. I didn't think the hummer would chase the yellowjacket off!

I've been watching three (I think) hummingbirds all summer. It seems like more have been showing up at the feeder lately. It could be migration time already, I'm not sure. I thought I saw around six yesterday. Now that there is more competition, the little male that sit on top of the feeder all day is not so brave anymore!

williamf 09-14-2012 07:36 AM

I'm abandoned. One day last week there were a dozen birds squabbling over the feeder, the next there was one.
I think there are still one or two around, or passing through, but the show's over.
I'll keep a small feeder up for stragglers, but now I have to remember to change it out every few days instead of just checking the level.
Wm

linrose 09-14-2012 10:57 AM

Migration is underway! At least you got to capture it on film. My three residents are still here but I'll be watching for them to leave. I'll sure miss them, I watch them every morning over my cup of tea.


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