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Topic: Showering Hummingbird!
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Lightening Bug

09-04-2009 09:59:26
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Hi all, I have to share a unique event with you. Hope all of you are doing well and have a good weekend.

This morning I was out washing things off outside with the hose. Water was sorta' like a medium rain size. And a hummingbird approached on the outside edge of the falling water. So I moved the water flow in its direction and it would dip in and back off. Then it dipped in again and flew up to a close by tree limb. It sat there preening itself for a few minutes. Was probably about 6-7' away from where I was standing.

So I aimed the water in the same direction I had before and it flew back down into the spray. Then went back up on another higher tree limb and preened again.

What a delight! I've never seen many Hummingbirds around my place - let alone have one come that close and take a shower.

Take care.


Bill(Wis)

09-04-2009 18:08:24
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I've had them hover right beside my face when I'm hanging a fresh feeder. One tried to shove my thumb off the feeding spot (flower) with its beak.

LB

09-04-2009 19:06:51
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My neighbor, Rose, had one come up to her when she was sitting on her deck. Came within 2" of her face. She was a little startled but got a big kick out of it.

I didn't know they were so, so - I don't know what to say - used to people maybe? This one seemed to know what I was doing and took advantage of the shower.

Neat!

Coffee Helps

09-04-2009 14:05:05
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Nice story; one always misses these tiny birds when they head South, which will be happening too soon now. Good weekend! Mark.

RayP(MI)

09-04-2009 18:39:05
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Son wants to load up the humming bird feeder one last time before they start leaving.... with Mountain Dew. buzzzzzz POOF!

LB

09-04-2009 17:39:04
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Me too! The birds that migrate come through here. So the downy woodpeckers are back traveling up and down my trees.

You have a good weekend too!

Be well.

Graybeard

09-04-2009 10:16:15
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LB...thats neat, those birds are amazing. fun to watch. plant your self a hummingbird bush. you'll have them always. Do you have a feeder out for them ? take care also, and haave a great weekend

LB

09-04-2009 10:38:24
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Is the Hummingbird bush the one with the orange trumpet shaped flowers?

If so I have planted it twice here. Each time something happens to it. The young fellow who used to mow my lawn took one down and the other was weed whacked!

Guess I'll have to try again.

Take care.

TnT

09-04-2009 11:09:22
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I have some huneynusckle that has a a lot of humming birds coming in for the good stuff.

Lightening Bug

09-04-2009 17:37:22
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Maybe that's what brought this one in - I do have honeysuckle bushes. But they've already flowered.

Have put a lot of new plants in the last 3 years. Aimed at bringing birds and butterflies. Maybe that's why the Hummingbird is here too.

It was almost like it was tame.

Take care.

granny h

09-04-2009 10:53:13
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a little off topic...but that's my problem with trying to get a stand of hollyhocks going.

got starters from mnl...planted them...vern mowed them down...

got more starters from mnl...son came home on leave and mowed them down...

now for the kicker...
I got EVEN MORE starters from mnl and what they hell, if I didn't mow them down myself...

I gave up.

Then this year I got some more .. planted them..put a big ol stick by them and yes, they survived...but wait...what? yep...Vern came by and MOWED THEM DOWN...the seed was scattered all over...

shoot fire girl........i give up. LOL

-granny h

LB

09-04-2009 17:43:13
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I have a rare bamboo I was given for Christmas. I was delighted to see a new shoot in the spring. Even tho' it was coming up in a different location than where I planted it.

Okay friend gives me a weed whacker. I'm out after the lawn is mowed whacking away. Yep you got it! Guess who wacked the new shoot. Yours truly! Felt like an idiot. I had been very careful to avoid it and whoops, gone.

How's the little guy you posted about yesterday?

Take care.

Zenia

09-04-2009 15:16:49
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Say Holly, I think you are really awesome, I love your wit and thanks for sharing so much with us. You are a truly giving person, I wish the best to you and yours.

LB

09-04-2009 19:12:07
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Zenia, I hope you change your mind. One of the things that have kept me here are your posts.

It would be so sad to lose the folks like you who make this place special.

But if you choose not to continue - take care and be well.

You will be missed.

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