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Old 01-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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PBS Nature: Hummingbirds Magic in the Air

This Sunday on "most" PBS stations at 8/7 central.
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Big thank you!!! The cameras they're using are something else, eh? I just learned why some of the hummingbirds that visit me zing around my kitchen composter... for fruit flies. I always wondered what interested them around that composter... now I know. I had no idea hummers ate insects. I hope the PBS broadcast is closed captioned. The video wasn't. My guess is she'll be narrating the program on Sunday night. Neat lady but her voice is hard to pick up.
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Big thank you from me as well. It looks like a wonderful show. I am going to check to see if it will be broadcast locally tomorrow evening. Hope so!
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I'm looking forward to this program, too! 7 pm Sunday in my area.

They are just such fascinating creatures.
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MrILoveTheAnts-
Thanks for posting the link to the PBS hummingbird special. I set my TIVO to record it!

The link you posted has a few video clips from the upcoming special. Fascinating stuff!

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Great program. Even in slow motion they, were quick.
I thought, This is how God sees them.
They were beautiful and so graceful, and fasinating.

Thanks for the heads up.
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The program was riveting. Thank you for the heads up, MrAnts. Milkweed, your sentiments about the cinematography and how it revealed the amazing qualities of the birds in ways that we are not ordinarily able to appreciate was poignant and touching. It felt like the truth when I read it. Thank you for sharing that.
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You are all welcome. I subscribe to Nature|PBS as a podcast on iTunes. I only get the ads for upcoming shows but it's enough to let me know when something interesting is coming on.

I thought it was well done but it seemed to suffer from length. I bet it would have been a better show had it been 2 hours long. When the announcer said something like Gardeners use native plants to feed the birds all we got was a close up of Touch Me Not (Impatiens capensis) and Pink Turtle Head (Chelone oliqua speciosa), neither of which I would have associated with hummingbirds.
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I caught that too. I was excited they mentioned that natives have more nectar. When you see how hummers have co evolved with flower, how could you not plant natives?

Hedgerowe I thought that when I was watching it and felt I had to share it.
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