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What a relief to visit your blog and not see a lot of Halloween crap! You are always a refreshment to me, Les. Happy Halloween, though, all the same. :)
Oh wow Les - I love these pictures of the hummingbird. I need to get a feeder next summer and see if any will come! I had a parakeet coming around for a bit, but it disappeared.Linda in VA
Great pictures, Les. Hummingbirds are so fascinating.
Wow, how do you get such shots? I stand for ages in front of the feeders and just can't do it!! Our hummingbirds are long gone; probably to NE. :<)
If Bellezza comes back to read comments, I wonder what you mean by "halloween crap."
Les, you lucky thing, I wish a hummingbird would visit me. I've only had one drop by and it was fleeting visit. Great pictures!
Beautiful! My mom's hummingbirds seem to have all skipped town for the year and now she's in mourning. She loves the little buggers.
Beautiful pictures! I didn't see any hummingbirds at my house this summer, but got to enjoy them at Jennifer's house for a couple of days. They're so interesting to watch.
Bellezza - So you don't care for Halloween either? Glad you enjoyed the pix. :)Linda - Thanks! This is the first time we've had a feeder and it was so much fun to watch these little guys. They're so fast, but I finally managed to get some good pix.You had a wild parakeet visit?? I thought they were indoor pets, not out in the wild! Wow!Booklogged - I agree. I'm always enthralled by these little guys. I could (and have!) sit and watch them for hours.Nan - Well, I sat out on the deck watching them and snuck back in the house and grabbed my camera with the zoom lens. All that patience finally paid off! By the way, these pictures were taken several months ago. Our hummers are long gone, too. :)Lotus - I wonder if you live to far northeast for hummingbirds. I used to think they were only found in California and was so surprised to see them here in Nebraska! My folks (in Oregon) have so many and I love to sit in their living room and watch them (the hummingbirds, not my parents!) eat at the feeders.Andi - Ours are long gone, too. I took these pictures earlier this summer.Janet - Do you have feeders out? This was our first year to try. Last year we had a huge Lantana plant on the deck in a pot and the hummingbirds loved it. Of course, none of them would sit still long enough for me to get a decent pictures. I do have one or two on my Garden blog somewhere, though.
Oh, so beautiful!!! I love that gorgeous ruby throat. I've got to get a feeder, next year, and put it where I can reach it. Short stuff made the mistake of getting her husband to put up a feeder, but he put it in a lousy spot and the birds didn't like it. Hmmph.
I didn't put out a feeder this year because the cats climb the tree that I usually hang it on outside my kitchen window. We usually get hummingbirds anyway, since there are a number of flowering shrubs in our backyard, including one with bright red flowers that they love. I was at Jen's for a couple of days while she had new flooring installed, and two hummingbirds were hovering around her empty feeders. She went out, took the feeders down, cleaned and refilled them, hung them back up, and the hummingbirds actually hovered around her living room window waiting for her to put them back!
Nan, what do I mean by Halloween crap? That's a good question! I think what I object to is the gory stuff, not that Les would EVER post that, but I don't like scary, bloody, gross masks. Neither do I like things commercial. So, what's not Halloween crap? Hand carved pumpkins (as opposed to the plastic pretend carved ones). Lights and Autumn leaves. Beautiful and natural things. Boy, I better be more cognizant of what I write instead of just letting words fly off my fingers without much introspection! :)
Nancy - We had to move this feeder a couple of times before the birds starting using it. I wonder if there's a rhyme or reason as to where they like it. Gee, maybe I should look it up in a book. I'm sure there are plenty!Janet - The hummingbirds at my folks' do the same thing! They're quite tame and don't seem to mind when we get near them (on the other side of the window). The ones here in our backyard are very skittish. If I disturb them in any manner, it takes quite a while before they return to the feeder.Bellezza - I'm not big on Halloween at all, but I do like "autumnal" decorations. I don't mind reading gory, scary books, but I don't get into decorating with that sort of thing!
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