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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 31, 2016 4:09 PM CST
Okay, I finally got a pic of my male hummer, so here is is. New thread for 2016 hummers! I also saw two females at a time today. I've been wondering about the migration, because I hadn't seen any except the one male and female over and over.
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 2, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Thanks for the new thread Linda.
Pretty picture. Look at that teal iridescence on the back!
Glad your hummies are back! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 2, 2016 7:59 AM CST
Pretty hummingbird! Lovey dubby
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 2, 2016 10:39 AM CST
At one time there were four hummers around at a time yesterday. The little male was not liking new new arrivals! He'd sit out on tree branches and guard "his" feeder, looking around in all directions. How dare they come here! He chased the newbies off them he could.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 2, 2016 10:39 AM CST
At one time there were four hummers around at a time yesterday. The little male was not liking new new arrivals! He'd sit out on tree branches and guard "his" feeder, looking around in all directions. How dare they come here! He chased the newbies off whenever he could.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
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beclu727
Apr 2, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Saw a male today at the feeder. Earliest that I remember. Getting my other feeders cleaned so I can put them out. Hope I see one during my last feeder watch next week.
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 2, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Once again this year my Hummers have built a nest in the same hanging mobile on our patio. The babies hatched a few days ago.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 2, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Linda, they sure do love that mobile!!!! 2 little tic tacs turned into big chicks. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 3, 2016 7:04 AM CST
So darn cute, Linda! Lovey dubby

Tic tacs. Are the eggs that small?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 3, 2016 8:04 AM CST
wildflowers said:So darn cute, Linda! Lovey dubby

Tic tacs. Are the eggs that small?


Yes, the eggs are that tiny Christine. Amazing isn't it?
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Claudia
Apr 3, 2016 8:23 AM CST
Dang! Crazy that your hummers already have babies! I will be putting my feeders up towards the end of this week.
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 3, 2016 9:21 AM CST
wildflowers said:So darn cute, Linda! Lovey dubby

Tic tacs. Are the eggs that small?


No, they were not quite that small. Smiling
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 3, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Claudia said:Dang! Crazy that your hummers already have babies! I will be putting my feeders up towards the end of this week.


Claudia, the Hummers stay here all year around. Thumbs up
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Apr 3, 2016 6:45 PM CST

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I've read that their nests are about the size of a walnut. So the eggs would have to be pretty small. Maybe Peanut M&M size? Hilarious! Why am I comparing everything to food? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 3, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Mellie, might be because of "the talk", huh? I keep my sugar intake pretty low. It's not so bad after you detox on sugar, at least for me! But the hummies have to keep their sugar levels kind of high or they die.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 4, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Saw a hummingbird this morning, the first ruby throat male of the year. Hurray!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 4, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 6, 2016 6:11 PM CST
We were sitting on the front porch today where 1 of the hummie feeders hangs & saw 1 female & 2 males all together at one time so I know for sure we have 3 hummies at present.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 7, 2016 7:00 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Yay, Ann!

I heard one chirping yesterday so I was wondering if it was talking to another!

With all the talk about the monarch butterflies, I've been hoping the hummingbirds are OK! But, I guess they don't have the same migration...

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 7, 2016 3:13 PM CST
I was able to get a shot of the Hummingbird feeding its rapidly growing babies today. I can not get too close to her so this is kind of a dark shot but you can see her feeding them, fairly well, I think. Smiling
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