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We have anna's, rufous, and calliope Hummers here. I set up a station in back, and one around the corner on the porch, so they can think they have chased each other away, yet everyone gets a drink.

In winter I drop down to two feeders, and rotate them out when it freezes, so there is always something available. The annas do not migrate. They eat gnats when there is no nectar.
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#33
I adore them and think they are part magic. How can they find me year after year in the thick of nowhere? One got trapped inside. I kept sending loving thoughts and let me pick it up and carry it outside. Thrilling. It was like holding vibrating air. They weigh nothing. Such wonderful creatures.
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#34
(09-08-2018, 09:02 PM)Talon Wrote:
(09-08-2018, 08:59 PM)~mc~ Wrote: I love them too.. I have about 10  every morning .. then they vanish when the heat comes and come back late at night.

im always practicing my photography on them :)

They are definitely a photography challenge.   Chuckle

My uncle, who was a wonderful photographer (even developed his own film) also loved hummingbirds.
He had feeders all across his front porch, and he must have had hundreds of photos of hummingbirds, including photos of them sitting on his fingers.
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#35
Ok most of em have left...and we took a few feeders down ...

but one guy is just not gonna go...

I hope he gets going soon...

I don't want to take his food away tho...

think he is just scared to fly south...?
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(10-02-2018, 10:56 AM)Wingsprint Wrote: Ok most of em have left...and we took a few feeders down ...

but one guy is just not gonna go...

I hope he gets going soon...

I don't want to take his food away tho...

think he is just scared to fly south...?

They have been migrating thru our place for several weeks now, some days we would have 30 or 40 and now it is down to 1 or 2 and they should ALL be gone by now, but the storms also play a part on there route and there timing. we try to keep a feeder out for last stragglers coming thru.
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(10-02-2018, 11:00 AM)Apache54 Wrote:
(10-02-2018, 10:56 AM)Wingsprint Wrote: Ok most of em have left...and we took a few feeders down ...

but one guy is just not gonna go...

I hope he gets going soon...

I don't want to take his food away tho...

think he is just scared to fly south...?

They have been migrating thru our place for several weeks now, some days we would have 30 or 40 and now it is down to 1 or 2 and they should ALL be gone by now, but the storms also play a part on there route and there timing. we try to keep a feeder out for last stragglers coming thru.

When I was a kid granddad told me they hitched a ride on the backs of geese when it was time to migrate south. Troll2


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If it is true, we come back, I'd like to come back as a Love Bug...to spend a lifetime fluttering in the warm sun and mating in mid air...oh what a life that would be! Until I run into a hungry bird looking for a snack or I get splattered on a vehicles wind shield.    Chuckle
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(10-02-2018, 11:24 AM)Road Glide Wrote:
(10-02-2018, 11:00 AM)Apache54 Wrote:
(10-02-2018, 10:56 AM)Wingsprint Wrote: Ok most of em have left...and we took a few feeders down ...

but one guy is just not gonna go...

I hope he gets going soon...

I don't want to take his food away tho...

think he is just scared to fly south...?

They have been migrating thru our place for several weeks now, some days we would have 30 or 40 and now it is down to 1 or 2 and they should ALL be gone by now, but the storms also play a part on there route and there timing. we try to keep a feeder out for last stragglers coming thru.

When I was a kid granddad told me they hitched a ride on the backs of geese when it was time to migrate south.   Troll2


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Thanks for the pic, i have heard they hitch rides but have not seen a pic, up where live, there is not hardly any geese and i have been told they ride the buzzards, but have never seen a pic of that either, but some locals say they have seen them.
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#39
i remember a neighbor of mine here at apt had a bird feeder, and saw a few hummingbirds buzzing about..its a tranquil moment watching them, reminding me of where i live in this concrete jungle, far away from natural surroundings. the neighbor is gone and so are the birds...maybe i should carry on tradition and put one up myself, hmmm
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love hummingbirds  Heartflowers   they are so magical - this is out front...I have one in the back as well and it seems they fight less this way.


edit:  apparently my bf was watching some weird movie talking about condoms in the background...lol
I'm getting a rash of shit on fb about it.

pretty funny

Jptdknpa
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