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I have hummers!!! #97145
March 17th, 2007 at 04:43 AM
March 17th, 2007 at 04:43 AM
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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!!!

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Re: I have hummers!!! #97146
March 17th, 2007 at 04:54 AM
March 17th, 2007 at 04:54 AM
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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
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Re: I have hummers!!! #97147
March 17th, 2007 at 05:02 AM
March 17th, 2007 at 05:02 AM
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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!


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97148
March 17th, 2007 at 12:06 PM
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clp Cool!
I cant wait for mine to come home!

Re: I have hummers!!! #97149
March 18th, 2007 at 07:09 AM
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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


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97150
March 18th, 2007 at 10:07 AM
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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


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97151
March 18th, 2007 at 02:16 PM
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i guess this means i need to get my feeders up!

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

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

Re: I have hummers!!! #97154
March 18th, 2007 at 05:37 PM
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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
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A Hummingbird can fly at speeds of 100 miles an hour (160kph) or more.


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97156
March 18th, 2007 at 06:52 PM
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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.


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97157
March 18th, 2007 at 07:56 PM
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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.


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97158
March 21st, 2007 at 11:06 AM
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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.


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97159
March 21st, 2007 at 02:11 PM
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wow triss hummers alreadyy! great pic! those things are so fast!
i dont have hummingbird feeders, guess ill go buy some wink


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Re: I have hummers!!! #97160
March 21st, 2007 at 02:49 PM
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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
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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.


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