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my g.s. met my hummer twice yesterday and named him Rodrigo he enlarged these pics for me so maybe you can see him My hummer rodrigo eating      
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MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/21/2013 10:14 AM EDT
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my g.s. met my hummer twice yesterday and named him Rodrigo
he enlarged these pics for me so maybe you can see him



My hummer rodrigo eating


Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/21/2013 12:29 PM EDT
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Oh that is so cool,I have never seen a Hummingbird outside .I've only seen them at the zoo.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/21/2013 12:30 PM EDT
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 W e feed the birds out side.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/21/2013 12:30 PM EDT
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 W e feed the birds out side.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/21/2013 1:01 PM EDT
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We live in a condo with no "real" room for plants; but last year we went to a "flower market" and asked what kind of plant we could plant in a large pot that would attract Humming Birds.  The told us to get a "Cardinal Flower" plant.  It has vibrant red flowers that the Humming Birds evidently LOVE!  We had so many HB last year.  At the end of the season, I cut it down, leaving about 3 or 4 inches in the pot, and we moved it to the garage.  As soon as it was fairly warm, we moved it outside.  It is now about 5 feet tall with twice as many flowers than last year....but....we have only seen about 2 or 3 HBs.  Last year it was so very hot.  Perhaps that is why they stayed so near that plant.  It has been HOT this past week, so maybe there will be more visiting this week.  I hope so!  I could watch them all day....they are so beautiful!

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/21/2013 3:32 PM EDT
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I just stuck a couple of plants in the ground that are supposed to attract Humming Birds.  The lady next door to me has a HB feeder. So I might get a few that venture away from her feeder. 

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/22/2013 7:25 AM EDT
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Hummingbirds are so interesting.  We have them at our home in Pine Bluff, AR and at our condo in Hot springs.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/22/2013 9:27 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD:
I just stuck a couple of plants in the ground that are supposed to attract Humming Birds.  The lady next door to me has a HB feeder. So I might get a few that venture away from her feeder. 
Posted by nikki p


 you should get your own feeder
the one in pic is glass        walmart under 10.00       I used to buy the cheaper plastic but they cloud up quickly
I don't know how long they live but I think this same one has been coming around for several years
they will interact with you
if i'm outside on my deck/porch   he has buzzed around my head when my feeder was not out          on the day I took that pic he came up within 2 feet of my face, hovered and stared      two different times  as if to thank me
also times when i'm sitting inside  he has come very near my window and done the same thing

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/22/2013 9:51 AM EDT
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I have just three hummer feeders this year .... fewest I've ever had.  I wonder where they are?

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/22/2013 10:00 AM EDT
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I have a feeder but we get n o  birds I have tryed 2 years now

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/22/2013 1:01 PM EDT
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Those are such great pictures, Nellie!  We have two feeders, and my husband has to fill them very often.  We also have Agapanthas ( also called Lilies of the Nile) in our yard which attract them too.  We love to watch them, and they do interact with my husband especially when he is refilling the feeders.  Our hummers are very territorial, and chase away intruders.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/22/2013 2:01 PM EDT
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My aunt has them and feeds them outside.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/22/2013 4:06 PM EDT
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Wow!  I love your pictures.  Hummingbirds are so cool!

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/24/2013 6:49 AM EDT
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Our hummingbirds in Pine Bluff, AR  have been very busy at our 3 suction cup window feeders

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/24/2013 7:35 AM EDT
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 we feed the birds outside all year round.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/24/2013 7:58 AM EDT
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we have been feeding HB for years we have 3 feeders and if you are out sitting on porch they will get right in your face to check you out one year one got knocked out   from our sprinklers as they like to get wet I got to pick it up and put it on a bush till it could fly it was neat to hold one

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/24/2013 9:03 AM EDT
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I had placed feeders out for a while and I attracted nothing but bees. Not just honey bees I would not mind that but I got wasps, flies and ants as well. 
I will try again...
I thought that since my neighbor has been feeding them for years they would check out my feeder but noooooo they just by passed my house and thumbed their little noses up at my little offering. (I guess that's not really true..they do not have thumbs.)

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/24/2013 9:34 AM EDT
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I'm going to try the feeders and maybe the plant as well - would LOVE to get some hummingbirds!

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/24/2013 10:03 AM EDT
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Just about any store (like Walmart) will carry little plastic things you hang on the hook meant for the hummer feeder -- then hang the feeder on that --- it's an ant repellent.  It won't stop the wasps and such but it will keep the ants away.

Re: MY HUMMINGBIRD

posted at 7/24/2013 5:25 PM EDT
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my tale of hummer horror
for mother's day my son's family gave me a feeder that looked like a hot air balloon that they purchased at Kirkland's and I had that black garden hanger that I had just found at aldi's for 7.99  w/ 3 hooks  a water pan and a holder for that block of bird food
when they came to mow they got it out of the box (as I've told you before, they don't do directions) and filled it all the way to the top running it over , as well as 2 other feeders  they had that sticky stuff everywhere  even in my g.s. hair when he hung them
needless to say the wasps (ground hornets) were thick on the ground     and around that new hot air balloon  because it did not have  a bee guard on it         I bet there were 20-25 on that little flower that served as feeder and drained it dry within 3 days
they chased all my hummers away
when the bees, wasps etc finally disappeared     I had my g.s. bring everything in, we washed everything until sticky was gone     and then I showed him the proper way to do it
I always bring them in as they hang, in the sink I turn it over, open and drain  and wash      then re-fill (never full) with a funnel and turn it back to hanging position before taking it back outside and all the sticky goes down the sink
sadly, the balloon is hanging empty
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