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Sun Apr 19, 2015, 01:04 AM

Finally got a picture

of the Black-chinned Hummingbird that considers my yard his property

http://tinyurl.com/lxl7zkn

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Reply Finally got a picture (Original post)
drmeow Apr 2015 OP
tomm2thumbs Apr 2015 #1
drmeow Apr 2015 #2
tomm2thumbs May 2015 #5
drmeow May 2015 #6
tomm2thumbs May 2015 #8
drmeow May 2015 #9
Omaha Steve May 2015 #4
locks Apr 2015 #3
drmeow May 2015 #7
NCarolinawoman May 2015 #10
drmeow May 2015 #11
NCarolinawoman May 2015 #12
drmeow May 2015 #13

Response to drmeow (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 03:56 AM

1. magnificent!!!!


love that!!!

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 01:54 PM

2. Thanks!

Here's another one of an Anna's at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix:

http://tinyurl.com/pt272nm

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Response to drmeow (Reply #2)

Mon May 4, 2015, 06:02 AM

5. can I forward that link to a friend


I always ask as it might be personal for this site only, etc

He's got feeders all around his yard

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #5)

Mon May 4, 2015, 02:29 PM

6. Sure

I don't think there is anything personally identifiable in the link so be my guest.

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Response to drmeow (Reply #6)

Mon May 4, 2015, 02:44 PM

8. very cool - thanks


I'm sure it is fine, but I like to ask

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #8)

Mon May 4, 2015, 02:46 PM

9. I appreciate that you did ask

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #1)

Sun May 3, 2015, 11:14 PM

4. x 2


K&R!

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Response to drmeow (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 08:25 PM

3. Thanks!

Looks like he's on his way to the White House Correspondents' Dinner

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Response to locks (Reply #3)

Mon May 4, 2015, 02:30 PM

7. he does, doesn't he!

Great bow tie

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Response to drmeow (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2015, 08:59 PM

10. Well , you must live out West somewhere.

In the East we have only the beautiful Ruby-throated. The Western part of the country has such a great variety!

Not complaining about the Ruby- throated--I want to make that clear. A pot of red salvia goes out every April to let me know when the boys arrive to establish their territory.

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Response to NCarolinawoman (Reply #10)

Mon May 4, 2015, 09:45 PM

11. Yup - Arizona

Even though theoretically get 15 most of them are only really on the border and don't get to Phoenix. Ironically the Ruby-throated is one we don't get! I've seen the 3 most common in Phoenix - Anna's, Black-chinned, and Costa's. When I converted my yard to 1/2 desert landscaping I picked plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. I have something which attracts hummingbirds in flower pretty much all year: aloe, milkweed, bird of paradise, fairy duster, yucca, palo verde, penstemon, prickly pear, honeysuckle, lantana, bougainvillea, and jacaranda. Most times of the year we just see the Anna's but for the past two springs we've had a resident Black-chinned, which I'm loving.

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Response to drmeow (Reply #11)

Fri May 8, 2015, 09:24 PM

12. That is impressive!

Wide variety of plants as well as wide variety of hummers. I'm a strong believer in planting the natives--getting rid of our fetish for the GREEN LAWN!

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Response to NCarolinawoman (Reply #12)

Sat May 9, 2015, 02:17 PM

13. Thanks

My yard is the envy of the neighborhood! Should be - I paid enough for it I do have lawn but only about 1/2.

As it happens, I was just out taking pictures of the yard this am to do a before/after morph. Here are the after:


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[url=http://postimage.org/]Front yard[/url]

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[url=http://postimage.org/]Back yard[/url]

When I was out there a hummingbird started feeding about 2 feet from my head! I actually had to zoom out my 250mm lens to get a picture - it was that close to me!:

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[url=http://postimage.org/app.php]Hungry Anna's[/url]

I love my yard!

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