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Friday, December 25th, 2009

For those of you not interested in bird-watching, you can skip this album. No offense to any other gift, but this is my favorite gift today. The cold morning has encouraged the hummingbirds to feed at the window feeder and I was graced with the chance to take photos of it. Even more amazing, I could hear the thrum of their wings beating the air when they would fly in and hover around the feeder. Truly remarkable.

I have a friend who lives in the country. They have a large garden, many flowering plants, and bird feeders. One summer he had an unusually large number of hummingbirds use his feeder. One could count 8 or 10 hummingbirds around his feeder and near it at about anytime during daylight hours. If you walked by the area you would get "buzzed" by them! There would be one, two, or three that flew at your head (presumably to frighten you off) and it was uncanny to hear them buzzing about your head.
stheinz   Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wow :) I've never seen one so still before... Truly beautiful!
E.L.T.   Saturday, January 2, 2010
I want to capture a humming bird so bad, I have only seen one once in my entire existence.
cbauerphoto   Friday, February 5, 2010
CB, we have the advantage here of one that winters in Oregon. Given the limited food this time of year, you can attract one (or more) pretty easily. I have one who seems nearly tame. She will come down and feed right beside me if she needs to and seems to have little fear of me. I've heard her when the weather was particularly cold for us and I moved the feeders to warm them. A high chittery sound. She sits on the same branch in the same tree frequently. The tree is a mimosa tree so I have named her Mimosa. I just purchased a couple of hummingbird houses today. I'm hoping one of them (I know there were 3 at one time) might nest and I can observe the nesting.
LGrant   Friday, February 5, 2010
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