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  • Hummingbird Activity

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    10 posts, 10 voices, 1372 views, started May 20, 2012

    Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Marya1961




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      The warm weather is here and the hummingbirds have made their way back to our yard.  In the past few years we had three hummingbirds that were regulars.  We came to know them quite well and could tell them apart by their coloring and certain markings.  This year, though only one has arrived...a female that we do not recognize.

      She is quite small and her color is drab.  Hub and I are wondering if she is possibly an offspring of one of our regular visitors.  It would sadden us to think the others did not make the long journey back to these parts.  The distance that these creatures make is unbelievable.  They can travel as far as South America up into the Northern United States..but a big majority of them come from Mexico.

      Hub and I are saving our pennies to travel to different parts of the United States to witness the big migration.  Although many hummingbirds have gone through Arizona to get to Mexico when the weather cools down, there has been a change whereas they are starting to fly through Louisiana and then en-route to Mexico.

      These tiny birds are one of God’s precious treasures and their little squeaky bird chirp sounds like a mouse..it is a joy to hear!estatic

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 20, 2012
        • Mary I share your love of hummingbirds. One of my greatest joys was having a feeder or 2 (or 3) outside my windows on my patio. I could sit there for hours watching them flitter to and from the feeder. I also made sure I had the types of flowers that they liked to be able to watch them in their natural way of eating.

          Sadly they don’t make it all the way to Hawaii. Hummingbirds don’t exist herefrown



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          Marya1961 wrote May 21, 2012
        • That is sad, Cynthia, wish they made their flight to your door so you could enjoy them again.  It amazes me that as tiny as they are, it is possible for them to make it as far as they do.

          Hub and I are hoping in the future (once he retires) to involve ourselves as much as possible in the travels of the little bird.  We could not decide if we were heading to Arizona or Louisiana, but will keep abreast of the migration patterns.  On our list is also Block Island in Rhode Island which captures so much of the bird migration, people say it is breathtaking.estatic



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          Butterflyrose wrote Jun 5, 2012
        • Mary, the hummingbird is one of my favorite.  I saw one a year or two ago in my backyard. It was a sight to behold! It was my first  upclose view of this beautiful bird. The speed at which it flapped its wings was amazing.  I, too am a birdwatcher!

          An act of kindness is a gift given
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          Gabby wrote Jun 5, 2012
        • How wonderful!

          I hear a bird every morning and have no idea what species it is. It makes different fantastic sounds - -which seems like mocking. Could it be a mocking bird?

          We live in the Silicon Valley [ CAL]



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          Wolfrider wrote Sep 23, 2012
        • Hummers are so sweet and cheeky.  This year there doesn’t seem to be nearly as many; haven’t had to refill the feeder as I have the two previous years since I got it.

          It’s said that you should take down the feeder after Labor Day, to encourage them to migrate.  Do you think this is true?  And if so, does it still apply with the crazy weather?  I’m keeping it up until the days are consistently about ten degrees cooler than they are now (we‘re still in the 90s here—warmer than average)... hope I’m not doing more harm than good...



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          Lightbringer wrote Sep 24, 2012
        • I, too, love seeing the hummingbirds at my feeder.  We have a couple (male and female) that come every year.  I usually take mine down after Labor Day because we don’t see them anymore.  So whether they migrate because the food is gone or they are already gone, I don’t know.  I just look forward to the time when they return.



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          Jolynn333 wrote Sep 24, 2012
        • OMG...I totally know what you are saying.  I have a hummingbird garden right outside my office window.  about 10 feeders in all.  Anyone who wants to experience their beauty can try to entice them with a feeder (but make your own syrup,cause the red dye is not good for them)  I still jump when one swoops past me sounding like an airplane. I did not know they migrate together.  I’m going to check this out.  Thanks for the heads up and I hope you and your honey get to do it soon.  estatic



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          Denise Richardson wrote Oct 29, 2012
        • I too love the humming birds. I used to get them a lot in my flower garden when I had my home they are lovers of the bleeding heart flower bush.



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