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Hummingbird waiting
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Les    Posted 05-20-2004 at 03:37:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I put out the hummingbird feeder about an hour ago, the little bugger didn't hardly wait for me to hang it up and he was right there for a drink. He'd been sitting in the lilac bush.

Texas    Posted 05-20-2004 at 04:15:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hung a feeder in a dogwwod tree. A pair of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds built a nest in that tree and when the tree bloomed I kept hearing this "pop" ...."pop"....The male hummingbird was body slamming the bumblebees to keep them away from the tree! Tough little guy!

Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-20-2004 at 04:14:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Frieda may sit in her swing out front and have one or two visit her. Neither of us feed the birds. not wanting to jeopardize their safety do to our cats. Frieda wears no scents. The only other thing I can think of it could be the bright floral colors of her blouses worn.
Regardless why they should bless her with their visits they continue to amaze and entertain us.

Alias    Posted 05-20-2004 at 04:22:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern, If push came to shove, I'd put my money on the hummingbirs to flog the he11 out of a cat. Fraction of an ounce for fraction of an ounce, they are the most aggressive little guy with feathers. Naw, I'd be more worried about the cats......gfp

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 05-20-2004 at 03:58:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cool. Birds are amazing but those little guys defy gravity and can fly backwards. I love to watch them. Maggie has 4 feeders and we have a few but at our place(CasaBlanca) my Mom used to have about 6 feeders and at times there would be (I guess from watching them) about 100 or more swarm around the porch. There always seems to be one my Dad calls LITTLE HITLER that trys to chase the others away.

Alias    Posted 05-20-2004 at 04:07:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Vic, the way it was explained to me is that the female guards the drinking fountain while the male sits in the bushes. Now, whether he's sitting on eggs or not, I can't tell. But last year I had one almost attact me when I got to close to the feeder. It came to within arms reach and I was mesmerized as she hung there with her little wings abuzzing. She sure didn't want me near the watering trough. But, it ranked right up there with the darndest things I've ever seen.......gfp

Chas in Me    Posted 05-20-2004 at 03:41:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
That must have been a treat.

Les    Posted 05-20-2004 at 04:20:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd like to be able to leave the feeders out at night but they wouldn't last long. The bears have already ruined a sunflower seed feeder I forgot to bring in before we went on vacation.

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