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Mar 31, 2016 4:09 PM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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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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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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Apr 2, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Thanks for the new thread Linda.
Pretty picture. Look at that teal iridescence on the back!
Glad your hummies are back! 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
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Apr 2, 2016 7:59 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Pretty hummingbird! Lovey dubby
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Apr 2, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Bookworm Enjoys or suffers hot summers Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs
Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder
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
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Apr 2, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Bookworm Enjoys or suffers hot summers Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs
Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder
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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Apr 2, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Name: Becky Panetta
Dacula, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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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.
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Apr 2, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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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" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Apr 2, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Linda, they sure do love that mobile!!!! 2 little tic tacs turned into big chicks. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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
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Apr 3, 2016 7:04 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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So darn cute, Linda! Lovey dubby

Tic tacs. Are the eggs that small?
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Apr 3, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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?
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
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Apr 3, 2016 8:23 AM CST
Greencastle IN (Zone 5b)
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Dang! Crazy that your hummers already have babies! I will be putting my feeders up towards the end of this week.
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
- Alan Keightley
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Apr 3, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
wildflowers said:So darn cute, Linda! Lovey dubby

Tic tacs. Are the eggs that small?


No, they were not quite that small. Smiling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Apr 3, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Apr 3, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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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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Apr 3, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Bookworm Enjoys or suffers hot summers Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs
Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder
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
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Apr 4, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Living In Truth - Fearless
Heirlooms Organic Gardener Hummingbirder Bee Lover Herbs Seed Starter
Winter Sowing Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Birds Cat Lover
Saw a hummingbird this morning, the first ruby throat male of the year. Hurray!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Apr 4, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
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
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Apr 6, 2016 6:11 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
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
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Apr 7, 2016 7:00 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Living In Truth - Fearless
Heirlooms Organic Gardener Hummingbirder Bee Lover Herbs Seed Starter
Winter Sowing Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Birds Cat Lover
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...
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Apr 7, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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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