Hummingbirds are back!!!

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by Kent, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Kent

    Kent Well-Known Member

    Looking at my 1st one of the season!!!

    We just got our feeders out yesterday.

    I love those little critters.

    I can stand still by the feeders and they will fly all around my head and light on the feeder with me inches away.

    Still haven't been able to hold my finger still enough for one to light on it while they are taking a drink.

    Wonder if I can get something to prop my hand on, if that will work?
  2. AnnetteL

    AnnetteL Well-Known Member

    I thought I might have seen one yesterday but than thought that surely it must be still too early for them,guess not ;)
  3. dangerboy

    dangerboy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip! The feeders will go out asap!
  4. Luvgoose1

    Luvgoose1 Well-Known Member

    Was just over to my parents house today and their first hummingbird came by. Seems early this year but I love it!
  5. Kent

    Kent Well-Known Member


    Love my little friends!!

    We have 3 feeders on the front porch and have to refill them every other day!
  6. tassy

    tassy Well-Known Member

    Your picture is wonderful Kent! I love hummingbirds too!!
  7. Abdulina

    Abdulina Well-Known Member

    Had one feeding on the hanging baskets of our front porch. They're back! Love it!

    stephanie-- mom to 7 (soon to be 10!!!)
  8. Luvgoose1

    Luvgoose1 Well-Known Member

    We've had them all summer. Hubby had to move one of the feeders up by the house because yellowjackets were chasing them away! Moved the feeder and put a yellowjacket trap up in it's place and it got rid of the pests!
  9. elims

    elims Well-Known Member

    I need to put out my feeder, if I can find it!! I'll never forget the first time I came across one face to face ... I was standing in front of one of my crepe myrtles, which was in bloom. Something flitted right in front of my face and just hovered there, just inches away. When I saw that long needle-like nose, my first thought was "It's going to poke me in the eye!!" then I gave myself a mental smack and thought "This isn't a horror flick .. ". It just hovered and stared at me, though ... then flitted away. Very cool experience, once I got over that momentary panic!
  10. harleygirl

    harleygirl Well-Known Member

    I have a bright red koozie with sparkles on it (most of you have seen it) that I use most of the time.
    Last summer I was sitting outside and had a hummingbird come up to the bottom of my koozie while I was taking a sip of my ML, scared the living crap outta me. It was pretty though.
  11. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Well-Known Member

    Humming Birds remind me of my daddy!
  12. Kent

    Kent Well-Known Member

    Just a few more pics and I'm done


  13. tassy

    tassy Well-Known Member

    2 more incredible pictures Kent, love the second one!
  14. Kent

    Kent Well-Known Member

  15. Ima Sheltie

    Ima Sheltie Well-Known Member

  16. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

  17. dangerboy

    dangerboy Well-Known Member

    still feeding a few...saw them today
  18. nsanemom22

    nsanemom22 Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen mine in maybe a week. ...since it got cool. This isn't too cool yet is it? This is the first year I've had them. One showed up on my porch a few days after me Mama passed. He had two to keep away from the feeder but all three are gone now. The One would get about 2' from your face and hover almost every day.
  19. kdc1970

    kdc1970 Guest

    Mine are gone too, this is also the first year I had them here. I will look forward to them next year.
  20. dangerboy

    dangerboy Well-Known Member

    there are a couple of species in north carolina all year long...

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