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Same Song, Second Verse

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:37 am
by Ironwood
The hummingbird migration has started. All summer long I had just 2 hummingbirds. Wednesday morning I had 3 hummingbirds. At 1PM I had 8 hummingbirds. Yesterday I'm not real sure how many hummingbirds were visiting my feeders. It's a lot like trying to count a jar full of Mexican Jumping Beans. Anyway that's not what this post is about. :)

Along with the hummingbirds and house finches this is what was visiting my feeders yesterday!

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That's only the second Baltimore Oriole I've seen since we moved here in 1976. I've never seen one at the hummingbird feeders. I suppose the hot dry weather we've are having has the birds going for the sugar water. I'm sure there's very little of their natural foods available for them on their trip south.

Re: Same Song, Second Verse

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:45 am
by BIGERN76
Nice Ironwood, thanks for posting tha pic.

Re: Same Song, Second Verse

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:47 am
by EddyBo
Cool. I get swarmed by hummers everytime I walk past the feeder.

Re: Same Song, Second Verse

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:24 am
by Ironwood
Thank you BigErn. Glad you like the photo.

EddyBo, Yeah they just have to come up close and check you out. They get so close the wind from their wings ruffles my hair sometimes . What a noise they make, the hum, squealing, and cackling. :)

Oh yeah, the Oriole came back today. :) The hummers don't like it either.
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Re: Same Song, Second Verse

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:32 pm
by LazyGhost
Them hummers been at it hard the last few days. Ones bound to stick me one day. The wife puts them feeders right next to my sittin chair.