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Postby jdsmaguire » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:12 pm

Lucky shot of humming bird at Meijer Gardens in GR, MI.
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Re: humming bird

Postby Cindee » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:48 am

That's a great shot of her (or immature).
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Re: humming bird

Postby Bianca Horkan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:29 am

Sweet! :)

I saw my first humming bird at my house about two weeks ago.

It was floating around my Crocsomia Lucifer . . . which are in front of my main, front window. The blinds were completely open and one of my cats, Zoe, was in the window.

It just kind of fluttered about and then I saw it . . . looking into the house . . . watching me, watch it as it just floated there in front of the glass. I was in awe.

I just wish I had more of them around. I don't have any feeders . . . yet.
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Re: humming bird

Postby Cindee » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:56 am

Bianca - get a window feeder. My hummers actually tap on the window if their feeder is empty and you get GREAT looks at them up close. Feeding hummers is wonderful!
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Re: humming bird

Postby SandyLee » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:47 am

Crocosmia is one of the BEST hummer flowers! A really beautiful flower.

You definitely need a hummer feeder Bianca! And hummers are cheap to feed (plus no seed mess)...and SO entertaining! :D
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Re: humming bird

Postby Bianca Horkan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:32 am

Would I need a water supply in the front yard as well?

I know almost nothing about the little cuties and with all the activity in the backyard, I'm sure they wouldn't venture there for water.
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Re: humming bird

Postby PapaRon » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:19 pm

Hummers get a vast majority of their water from the nectar they drink.

What hummers enjoy is a mister the can fly through or drink a bit of water on foliage that collects.

Often, you may see a hummer fly through sprinklers and rubbing on wet foliage (this is called leafing and many birds do this).

Enjoy your hummers, they are one of God's gifts.

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Re: humming bird

Postby PapaRon » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:21 pm

Here is a pretty good list of hummingbird flowers

http://www.gardening-for-wildlife.com/h ... owers.html

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Re: humming bird

Postby SandyLee » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:25 pm

Jerry....your hummer pic is right on! Sweet detail in the neck feathers! Great job!
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Re: humming bird

Postby Bianca Horkan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:56 pm

I saw him again about an hour ago at the same window. He's a cute little bugger. :)

I may have to go out and buy a feeder tomorrow.
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