Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hummingbird Season 2011

Our first Spring feeder went up March 11th.  First customer, a male black-chinned, March 12th.  Local lore says we'll see our first bird March 15th but hummers keep their own calendars...as we know from the wanderers who spent a good part of the winter here.

Now the first thing I do after I wake is run to the window to watch them perform their daily ablutions.  It's a good start to everyone's day.

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13 comments:

  1. How cute!! Love the picture of them playing by the water. I love to watch the aerial performances of these little birds.

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  2. Our property is like a truck stop for hummingbirds on their way north. They're b-a-a-a-a-ck....

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  3. That is just so amazingly cool. . .

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  4. How playful in that water! Our hummers arrive about 3/30, so I hope some cacti and other things start blooming for them like here in TX...

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  5. How wonderful! And such fabulous pictures. I always have a hard time getting them "on film." Guess I'll put up my feeder; ours usually show up later than yours.

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  6. It really feels like spring to me when the Hummingbirds return. Love your photos...hope you get to see lots of hummers this year!

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  7. I love the pic with the hummingbirds at the water fountain. Great shot.

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  8. How beautiful and tiny they are, I love the photo of them splashing in the fountain. :)

    xoxoxo ♡

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  9. It must be a delight to see them returning.
    Is that splayed tail moved as if another wing. See the little guy on the stone.

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  10. The photos are lovely.

    I have a special love for hummingbirds because of my Mom. She adores the little guys and every year, she fills a feeder for them and brings it to my house to hang outside.

    I love you so!

    SB

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  11. Ah lah. I have got to go fix up my feeder and fill it up.

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  12. We need to get a feeder this year. In prior years, they've been attracted to our Japanese plum, but it's gone now, having become too unwieldy and a danger to the house.

    Sigh.

    Oh well, things change.

    (BTW, I'm glad it's Spring somewhere. It's 35 degrees outside my window.)

    Cheers.

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  13. So beautiful. One thing we do not have here....

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