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#99946 Jul 30th, 2007 at 07:35 AM
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bop Hummers finally got done sitting on nest I had some come by
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So glad they are bk i just love to watch them clap

bettyboop1948 #101852 Aug 2nd, 2007 at 03:11 PM
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They always have that odd, "S" shape to their body when they feed.


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Betty: Glad you got your hummers back. I have too!! Mine came back about a week ago. I have one, that I named "Pete". Pete is short & fat, which is how I know it is him. He sits on my tomato cage which is near one of my HB Feeders. DH says he is guarding "his" feeder. (And that he is.)
He works hard to keep all "interlopers" away. lol

I am going to keep a log so I know when they leave.


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JunieGirl #103854 Aug 5th, 2007 at 03:21 PM
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Glad your hummers came back. This is my second time trying to find some. They finally came around this year. I have four feeders and they still seem to fight with each other. It's so much fun to watch them. How did you ever get those great pictures?

Gaillardia #104050 Aug 5th, 2007 at 11:11 PM
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Hummers are easy to photograph. They aren't scared of you, so you set yourself up at optimum camera range and when the hummer comes to drink, you start flashing as he hovers in mid air. Here's a couple of pictures I took at my feeders.

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Very nice pics Thorny! Thanks for sharing!

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These pictures were taken from 3' to 6' away.


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hey thorny,
i have experienced hummers that werent afraid in the past and actually had them come down close and actually hover 6 inches from my face,but now that i think about it,they were all females. for some reason this year, most of my visitors this year are males and they really dont like to be watched. they will not come to the feeders or let me watch them from 10 feet away without flying away.
and they are deffinately guarding thier feeders as i can look out the window
and see the little sentrys. they all seem much smaller then the ones ive had in the past. could it be that im dealing with a new generation?

id appreciate some of your knowledge on this!
i am kinda puzzeled.
also ,in addition to the downy woodpeckers feeding at my feeders,ive got some
king of birds showing up that llok like large sparrows with an orangish hue to thier feathers. what could they be? they are going thru a large feeder nearly every couple days despite having a full birdbath refreshed every day with fresh water. doesnt bug me at all but im amazed to see so many birds i dont associate with hummingbird feeders actually feeding at them.


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