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Bird Watching: 2009 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds Vol. 8

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:07 PM

Post #7024918

Hi Everyone, Time to start a new hummingbird thread. We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1030946/
Lots of great pics on that one. Hope we can keep it going as they begin (or continue) their journey south.

This first one is from this morning on the million bells hanging basket.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:08 PM

Post #7024928

Another from this morning

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #7024939

Just as he is leaving.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #7024943

Logical next shot.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #7024971

Oops!

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #7025008

Flying with his tongue out

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #7025011

And here he nearly misses the perch.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #7025038

A shot of the wings from behind.

Let me see if I can find a camera and a hummingbird.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 4, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #7025052

I just can't resist! That is one character of a bird!!! LOL
2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #7025283

Managed to get a couple more. Not sure if it is of the same one, Lily.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 4, 2009
3:52 PM

Post #7025284

Second shot

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 4, 2009
7:04 PM

Post #7025799

Wonderful shots Dave! Thanks for starting the new thread! I love the one with the wishbone flowers!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:03 PM

Post #7026538

Dave thanks for the new thread and for the awesome shots of the beautiful Hummers. All the shots are just gorgeous and sure would have a hard time trying to pick a favorite!

Today has been dark and rainy so once again I hope the quantity makes up for the lack of quality!! We had lots of Hummers this morning but it seems that they are just filling up and leaving as the feeders are not emptying out as fast.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7026540

more action...

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7026544

I sat on the front porch for about 2 hours and it was like this the whole time.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:08 PM

Post #7026551

Here are a few poor close ups of the little wet ones!

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #7026557

another...

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #7026559

The rain doesn't seem to bother them...it just looks like it does...LOL!

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #7026561

This is what I look like in the rain!!

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #7026579

There is still the occasional mature male that stops by...this guy wouldn't come very close except to eat and then would perch a distance away looking mad!! LOL!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 5, 2009
12:00 AM

Post #7026717

Great shots Rose! They look so funny sopping wet!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #7026800

Dave, love your photos!!
Rose, love yours too. They sure are cute when they're wet.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7026815

...and they sure are cute when they looking mad as well. lol
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 5, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #7026843

Your Humminbirds shots are so nice Dave.
Rose, I'm still amazed at the amount your getting. And it fun to see their wet looks.

It was starting to get dark out and I had the flash on. The result, got a bright eye hummer.:)

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 5, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #7026884

That is so cute burn! Notice how short the wings look; it's just the flash making the top part looking transparent I guess. Neat!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 5, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7026899

I did love, the mad expression too, on the last thread. Showed personality.

In this pic, I had move the feeder, and he had a hard time to find it. So he stuck his head in this flower instead, to try to reach for the food. They are not usually attracted to this flower, because, they have to reach to far in, to get the nectar. He must of been hungry enough to do it. :))

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 5, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #7026918

Thanks Pelle.the flash does plays trick with us sometime.

I like, how he's holding on to the flower in this one.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 5, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7027007

I still say you must live in THE perfect birding area, Rose!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #7028407

Nice shots Burn...I have noticed that the Hummers will not eat from the Mandivilla! One of the few flowering plants that they don't care for.

GP...yes it is a great place to hang out here on the farm. Been here over 28 years and it sure has taken a long time to discover just how great it is!!

We still have several Hummers this morning but it looks like they are continuing to eat and run.
From all that I am reading they are indeed about a month early in migrating this year...I guess that is an indication of an early fall.?!

I read something interesting about oil-rig workers in the Gulf putting out feeders for the traveling Hummers. My heart swells just thinking about them finding refuge and food on the long journey across the ocean. From what I understand the workers do this during the Spring and Fall migration. Very heart warming...

It is too overcast today so I will share a comical shot from the other day.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #7028416

Rose, that's one of collector's shot! I love that!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #7028433

Ah...thanks Lily!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 5, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #7028573

That is what is visiting my feeders this time of year. Great shot Rose!

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #7028591

I have really been enjoying the exceptional shots you all have been posting. Truly amazing. Here's a few through the window shots to prove there are still hummers in GA.

Male probably migrating.

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #7028595

The lastest guard hummer.

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
4:35 PM

Post #7028596

Guards have to eat, too.

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #7028603

They can't get past me, just let them try...

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #7028609

Hmmm, I CAN see better from up here!

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #7028614

Time for another drink.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 5, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #7028658

Very nice pics beclu!!
f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7030661

The little male who guards the back yard.

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f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #7030665

the front yard guardian

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #7030912

I've been gone all day so here are a few from yesterday.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #7030917

Another

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:39 AM

Post #7030921

bbb

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:39 AM

Post #7030923

ccc

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:40 AM

Post #7030926

ddd

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #7030931

eee

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #7030935

fff

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 6, 2009
3:44 AM

Post #7030941

ggg

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 6, 2009
9:50 AM

Post #7031307

Very nice pics guys! Love seeing all the action.

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2009
1:51 PM

Post #7031685

Dave, love f & g... I see actions like that, but can never hope to catch it in a picture. Frank the colors on that male are beautiful.
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 7, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #7034555

Glad you all have the Hummer's section taken care of. Wonderful shots as usual! My Hummer's are gone just like that. lol They hit it right on the nose. (Gone by Labor Day)
24goingfor5
Sanford, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #7034672

Ya'lls pics are nothing short of incredible!

One from today. This bird was in no hurry. I say that because I had to open my camera bag, attach the lens, focus, then shoot. I guess she knew my slackazz was slow? LOL

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24goingfor5
Sanford, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2009
3:08 AM

Post #7034676

One more and I really don't like this pic at all. I only saved it because it was different...

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 7, 2009
4:41 AM

Post #7034957

I like 'em both, 24.

Here's one a bit similar to your last one, kinda peeking through the wings.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #7035624

Burd, don't you get any migrants?
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 7, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #7036308

Not sure Mrs_Ed, I will fill the feeder one more time but no sign of them for 3 day's now.
Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #7037028

Some hummers from this morning.

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #7037035

On the lookout!
Also, my SE was 2 miles out on the Atlantic Ocean fishing last Friday, and he said a hummer hovered right in his face for about a minute!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 7, 2009
7:45 PM

Post #7037043

Beautiful shots Maggie! I believe that about the other hummer.

This is a long shot across the yard high up. The hummer kept dipping into this tree at something he was interested in.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2009
9:09 PM

Post #7037388

Last year I had the fall ones until October 6th or something like that. I just saw one on the mexican sunflower, but not at the feeders. Don't think they've found the agastache yet either!

pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 7, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #7037487

Mine are using a lot of Trumpet vine, Monarda, Lantana and Honeysuckle along with the feeders. I have another male here keeping the others from the feeders. :-)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #7037590

HA! Well good thing you have all those plants!
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 7, 2009
10:35 PM

Post #7037643

I refilled the feeder, and there is a female that has shown up. No pics though, but I moved the feeder from the patio to a tree.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #7037679

We still have several Hummers and yesterday there were 3 mature males here all day. Here is one of them.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #7037681

Here is one of the juvie males.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7037686

and a pretty female.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #7037690

A few fights of course!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7037719

But look at that adult male… SHARING! Nice!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 7, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #7037732

That is nice! I haven't seen any share here. Nice pics Rose!

No females here right now. 2 or 3 immature and 1 mature.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 7, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #7037879

There's only one left here now.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2009
12:32 AM

Post #7038188

Here's the one I saw today. I was laying in the hammock (YES, really) and looking through the camera at a goldfinch that had landed on these flowers. Then I saw the hummingbird! So I snapped away. Pretty good for far away and laying in a hammock!

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 8, 2009
4:39 AM

Post #7039246

Very nice Marna. Here is one I happened to get yesterday while I was trying to shoot some bluebirds. He looked like he was going to land on the grass tassels, but they were blowing in the wind.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 8, 2009
4:40 AM

Post #7039253

So he moved on. From about 65 feet. (no hammock.)

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 8, 2009
4:44 AM

Post #7039261

Very nice pics guys!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 8, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #7040374

Pretty relaxing way for birding, Marna, you did a splendid job on it.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2009
6:34 PM

Post #7040896

LOL. WELL! As I was telling Margaret. My plan was really not to photograph hummingbirds from the hammock. However, the female Redstart had been back to visit and I was trying to get a picture of her. Since she was up in the trees, I thought I'd best get under them and that I'd kind of hide in the hammock! I didn't fool her I guess.

hummer_girl
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2009
9:56 PM

Post #7041590

I saw 3 ruby-throated hummers this A.M., and tried to take their pictures in the P.M.
One cooperated!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 9, 2009
12:22 AM

Post #7042006

Nice , hummer_girl!
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 9, 2009
5:05 AM

Post #7043096

This one was sitting at the same spot my one female always sat at. Just reporting there are still a hummer or two up here.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2009
2:08 PM

Post #7043780

Good deal Burd!

Although I haven't been seeing them at the feeders, I went to change water yesterday and would you believe there was one at the texas sage. They are probably in the garden lots more than I realize.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2009
4:54 PM

Post #7047778

I've been outside for the past few days and have noticed several Hummers on all the different blooms. We had several this morning on all the feeders so still some action in the Ozarks!!

I took this one while laying in the hammock yesterday...just kidding...LOL!

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #7047881

ppbbbt.

With the activity at YOUR house, I'm sure you could take a pix like this from the hammock.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #7048158

I think it's time for a new camera lens! Who's got 3K to give me.

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #7048168

and looky! TONGUE!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 10, 2009
6:34 PM

Post #7048188

Cute ones Rose and Mrs Ed! I think Dave might help you out! ;-)



thebestmissy
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 11, 2009
5:17 PM

Post #7051676

I'm so happy right now, I can't make myself leave the backporch. All year I've had a few rubys at a time, but right now it's like rubypalooza! I have 6 feeders, but they all want to be on the same two. Has anyone ever been impaled by a hummer? I could see how it could happen. I have up to 10 rubys, males and females, just on these two feeders sharing and chasing each other. Very awesome. I think my landscaping project paid off:)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #7051689

Congrats! LOL> Rubypalooza!
happyNdirt
Summertown, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #7051717

LOL, love all the hummer pics - keep 'em coming!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 11, 2009
8:55 PM

Post #7052389

That is great Missy!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #7052511

Nice shots Mrs. Ed...I need a longer lens too just can't figure out which tree to pick the $ from!!

Congrats Missy...hope they stay awhile for you.

We still have some here but not a mad house anymore...a lot quieter for sure!!
f_chisolm
Richland, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 12, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7053273

My first wife thought I had a money tree on the back 40. The second did not care if I had a money tree or not. She just spent everything I had and more. Did someone ask why I am not married? That is why I now enjoy the simple things in life like watching Humming birds.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 14, 2009
10:31 AM

Post #7062034

Even Hummingbirds need to rest on the hammock!

I have a lot more pics of this guy, he has some interesting features I'll talk about when I post more shots of him.

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Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

September 14, 2009
12:31 PM

Post #7062240

Mrs_Ed invited me there.

This is my shot at glory. Saw a couple here a year or so ago, but don't remember what month. My DS had a red covered grill and he thinks that's what got him started. (Rochester, NY).

I'll keep ya'all posted.

Ha[

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #7062411

I was able to get this one saturday thru the window before it took off!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
1:40 PM

Post #7062476

Brilliant I say! Hap has given me ideas!!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
1:48 PM

Post #7062501

Nice ones Pelle and Nanny...love the hammock shot!

Welcome Happy...great idea! Next year I plan on tying a big read streamer from the chimney cap!!

This little juvie was in charge the other day and tried to keep all the Hummers off of all the feeders and plants!!

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #7062506

Here he is all puffed up while preening.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #7062510

Another one of him scratching!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #7062527

Wow, those tiny little tinsy birds have quite a character, don't they?!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #7062546

This guy was definitely in guard mode!! He managed to get lots of feeding time though and luckily couldn't guard the back yard where I have more feeders!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #7062564

oh, Rose, like you need any more! LOL.

Hey, how far are you from those guys?


I spent some time trying to stalk a visitor on Saturday. I realized that if I put the settings on Automatic, they were really blown out. So I switched to manual. I'd have to drop the exposure compensation by 2 points at least to use automatic otherwise.

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #7062634

I was a little concerned about the white on the top of the beak of this one. Don't know if it's a fungus or just some spider webs or something.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7062636

but has a cute little backside anyway

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Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

September 14, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #7062716

If anyone comes here, Dave's will probably crash with all my mail. The feeder is straight in front me when I am on the PC. There's a lot of hummer watching.

Hap
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #7062744

Beautiful shots Marna...I really love that second one! I see a lot of Hummers with that white on the top of the beak and thought it was the start of new feathers but I don't really know for sure.

I have been shooting them from the front porch and am about 8-10 feet away. This morning there is no sun so had to up the ISO to 640...always a lot of noise if I go over 400.

We had a changing of the guards and this is the new guy!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #7062867

Oh he's a fluffernutter!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
5:38 PM

Post #7063302

Still working on that exposure, LOL

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 14, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #7063431

Great pics guys!

Rose, Love the expression on the last pic of your new guard!

Very nice flight shots Mrs Ed!

Cute female nanny!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #7063457

Thanks Pelle.

Here's s'more.

Guess it's a boy!

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #7063461

and…

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #7063962

Pretty shots of your pretty boy Marna...gotta love the Hummers on the flowers!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #7064484

Yes second that, lovely Marna.
Rose the expression on the last one looks so mean. Looks like he means business.
One is still sticking around.

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2dCousinDave
Stafford County, VA

September 15, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #7065420

Haven't seen any hummers for two days. Here's one from earlier. Just found it on a camera card I am finally looking at.

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 15, 2009
5:01 AM

Post #7065768

Hummer's gone from here, been almost a week no sightings.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

September 15, 2009
9:51 AM

Post #7065996

Does that mean they're coming here?

Hap
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 15, 2009
10:38 AM

Post #7066040

You should have more stragglers coming through Burd.

Another hummingbird with a badly injured beak. Looks like the tongue is exposed in the middle where the beak should be and part of the beak is broken off at the front. He is doing great though, he is a tough young guy guarding any yard plants from other hummers. :-) He does not use feeders.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 15, 2009
10:40 AM

Post #7066043

He is not afraid of me at all so I've enjoyed taking pictures of him still without getting too close.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 15, 2009
10:42 AM

Post #7066045

Here he is at the Monarda

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #7066357

Quoting:Oh he's a fluffernutter!


I LOVE that phrase Mrs. Ed!! LOL

I didn't see any yesterday at the feeders, but I was busy so may just have missed them. Mkaing a fresh batch of nectar today.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 15, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #7067637

Great photos everyone.

Pelle, I have a couple Anna's hummers that have broken off a small portion of their bills. Mine are doing fine too. Your little one is beautiful!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #7067768

I've had some also with broken beaks and they have seemed to recover!

Mr. Mean Guy is still here warding off all potential moochers!

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #7067771

He even gives me the evil eye!!

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2009
8:10 PM

Post #7067775

He is also in charge of the Cockscomb!

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Happy_1

Happy_1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

September 15, 2009
8:25 PM

Post #7067809

You realize that I'm turnihg GREEN with envy!!

Hap
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 15, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #7067848

He is a funny one Rose!

Happy, Hopefully we will be the same with you when you have them during the winter. :-)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #7067895

Oh man, Mr. Mean Jeans is hilarious.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2009
9:49 PM

Post #7068072

Still struggling photographing these guys. Took a ton that were out of focus. Some underexposed, some overexposed. sigh.



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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #7068075

one more.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #7068176

And some are just right! Those are both gorgeous Marna!

I love the name Mr. Mean Jeans!

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
12:36 AM

Post #7068618

Beautiful you guys!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 16, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #7069881

Very nice ones!!

Here is my little guy again with the injured beak. Inside the Honeysuckle vine.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2009
1:06 PM

Post #7069921

Arrrrg! I need a new camera, my Lumix Panasonic isn't going to cut it. These little birds are so adorable! I love
Quoting: Mr. Mean Jeans
LOL
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
11:46 PM

Post #7071959

He is so cute Pelle...it looks like he is doing well. Beautiful shot of him!

Lily...Yes I love the name Mrs. Ed gave him.

Mr. Mean Jeans is back again today...being his usual sweet self!

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #7071967

He must be getting tired since he let this little juvie eat from a distant feeder!

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

September 17, 2009
5:24 AM

Post #7073111

He sure does look like he has a bad attitude lol. Nice shots all!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 17, 2009
10:30 AM

Post #7073263

Beautiful shots Rose! They are such determined little things!

Starting a new thread soon, I'll be back with the link.

Here is the New Thread

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1039100/

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