Hummers

I’ve told you all about the hummer wars that go on daily around my feeders, but I thought I’d go ahead and post some photos to prove it too you. 😉 I had a post about Ella’s crazy hair scheduled, but somehow it got lost in the domain change that we recently went through (didn’t know it happened did ya?) or else I just dreamed that I wrote the post. That could happen. 😉 Either way, I can’t find it so imaginary or not it’s not here. BUT I will rewrite it because those photos are TOO hysterical not to share. 😉

Till then, you get hummers. Ha ha!

I bought a second feeder after I finally gave up on the dinky $.98 one from WalMart that wouldn’t work or leaked and made me sticky. This feeder I call “the big gulp” since it holds 32oz of nectar. If I’m not mistaken, this feeder would be illegal for the New York hummers. 😉 But it keeps the ones here satisfied for a slightly longer time than the other one did.
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I’m still using the other one too though, so there are plenty of perching spots. Ah, I see one coming in for a fill up already!
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You can see how they kind of gather under a tentative truce once everyone is hungry enough from fighting.
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It’s rather hysterical to watch them, but it’s pretty hard to get good photos of them since they are SO fast! Did I tell you one crashed into my window the other day? By the sound of the thump I was expecting a bigger bird, but looked out to see one of these tiny things. I was afraid that it wouldn’t recover, but after a few minutes of shaking it off, he took off to the nearest tree and seemed to be doing fine in hover mode, so that’s a good sign.

Anyway, I guess if you live in the boonies you have to get your entertainment where you can. 😉 Actually though I love to watch the birds, and hummers give great performances. If you want to come see them for yourself, we’re still having daily showings. 😉

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