This set of forums is an archive of our old CGI-Based forum platform (UBB.Classic) that was never imported to our current forum (UBB.threads); as such, no new postings or registrations are allowed here.

Please instead direct all questions and postings to the our current forum here.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
I have hummers!!!
#97145 March 17th, 2007 at 04:43 AM
Triss Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
Last night I was buzzed by a hummingbird. I was not expecting them quite this early so I ran into the house and put out the feeder with water in it and immediately went to work making nectar for them. I did not notice any visitors last night but I did have them all day today.

Bought a 2nd feeder and put that out as well.

Here is the only pic I was able to get tonight. Those babies are FAST!!!

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97146 March 17th, 2007 at 04:54 AM
Joined: May 2005
The Bird Man
Offline
The Bird Man
Joined: May 2005
Triss you have an adult male Rufous Hummingbird. I enhanced the picture a bit so you can see the colors and markings a little bit better.

Triss' Male Rufous Hummingbird
[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
A bird in the hand......can sometimes be a mess.
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97147 March 17th, 2007 at 05:02 AM
Triss Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
I forgot to add that part. I did know the type Thorny, but thanks for putting that up there. For the most part, all we get are the Rufus. They are beautiful to look at especially in the sun when their necks light up in deep glowing red. Love them!


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97148 March 17th, 2007 at 12:06 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2006
clp Cool!
I cant wait for mine to come home!

Re: I have hummers!!!
#97149 March 18th, 2007 at 07:09 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2006
What a beautiful picture! thumbup I'm so jealous and can't wait until mine get here, but I've still got a while to wait. frown I love watching them. luv


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus' name. Amen!"
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97150 March 18th, 2007 at 10:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
M
MLN Offline
Member
Offline
Member
M
Joined: Jan 2007
I saw my first hummer yesterday thumbup clp . I was working on the west side of my property and saw him flickering around the "weed flowers." Been having to help my daughter move this weekend but WILL get my feeders out this afternoon! No telling how long they've been here and are probably wondering what's up with me--why my feeders aren't out already laugh


[Linked Image]
Nature Lover
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97151 March 18th, 2007 at 02:16 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
i guess this means i need to get my feeders up!

Re: I have hummers!!!
#97152 March 18th, 2007 at 03:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2005
Excellent Triss~~~~!!!

Re: I have hummers!!!
#97153 March 18th, 2007 at 05:28 PM
A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A
You're so lucky to have them already Triss! thumbup grinnnn

Re: I have hummers!!!
#97154 March 18th, 2007 at 05:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2004
I put up a feeder a little earlier today. I don't want them to pass me by...

Triss, those little hummers seem to be faster than the speed of light....

Re: I have hummers!!!
#97155 March 18th, 2007 at 06:50 PM
Joined: May 2005
The Bird Man
Offline
The Bird Man
Joined: May 2005
A Hummingbird can fly at speeds of 100 miles an hour (160kph) or more.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
A bird in the hand......can sometimes be a mess.
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97156 March 18th, 2007 at 06:52 PM
Joined: May 2005
The Bird Man
Offline
The Bird Man
Joined: May 2005
Their wings beat at a rate of 60 beats per SECOND!!!! That's what makes the "Humming" sound you can sometimes hear. They make a high-pitched chirping, twitter with their mouths.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
A bird in the hand......can sometimes be a mess.
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97157 March 18th, 2007 at 07:56 PM
Triss Offline OP
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
I hope you all start getting them. My feeders are a constant buxx right now. Have not been able to get more pics cuz the kids know they are there now and every time they see one, they shout and scare it away. laugh laugh laugh Poor hummers cannot sit down to a good meal.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97158 March 21st, 2007 at 11:06 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
M
MLN Offline
Member
Offline
Member
M
Joined: Jan 2007
You're right Jiffy--get your feeders out! I got mine out as soon as I saw the first hummer and I already have a bunch showing up.


[Linked Image]
Nature Lover
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97159 March 21st, 2007 at 02:11 PM
Joined: May 2004
S
Member
Offline
Member
S
Joined: May 2004
wow triss hummers alreadyy! great pic! those things are so fast!
i dont have hummingbird feeders, guess ill go buy some wink


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Re: I have hummers!!!
#97160 March 21st, 2007 at 02:49 PM
Joined: May 2005
The Bird Man
Offline
The Bird Man
Joined: May 2005
CHeck Big Lots if you have one. I Quart-32oz.-960ml. Hummingbird feeders for just $2.00!!!! grinnnn grinnnn grinnnn

Big Lots 32 oz. Hummer Feeders
[Linked Image]

Walmart should have a smaller one that works GREAT for $2.48. I think Dollar General should have some, too. OH! You might give Dollar tree a try also.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
A bird in the hand......can sometimes be a mess.

Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4
(Release build 20200307)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.2.24 Page Time: 0.034s Queries: 45 (0.011s) Memory: 0.9532 MB (Peak: 1.7013 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-09-30 16:13:51 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS