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Here is little hummer boy early this morning and all his ruby-throated glory (Original Post) Walleye Jun 11 OP
Awww. Little hummer boy makes great eye contact Easterncedar Jun 11 #1
I know, I'm starting to think of them as pets Walleye Jun 11 #3
Awesome! woodsprite Jun 11 #2
I live on the second floor deck and have feeders hanging from that wire Walleye Jun 11 #4
That's great that you get to observe them so closely. woodsprite Jun 11 #16
I've had them do that, hover in front of the window and look me in the eye Walleye Jun 11 #25
K&R! Amazing photo! Rhiannon12866 Jun 11 #5
Thank you, I've been waiting patiently for this guy to flash his throat patch at me Walleye Jun 11 #6
He is so cute, beautiful bird! Rhiannon12866 Jun 11 #8
Great shot! Diamond_Dog Jun 11 #7
Thank you, I do think of hummingbirds as my spirit animal Walleye Jun 11 #9
Splendid shot! Mousetoescamper Jun 11 #10
The first bird arrived at my feeder this year in April 22, and it was a female for a change Walleye Jun 11 #15
i love these little guys...sometimes they get stuck in my house and they samnsara Jun 11 #11
I think they can tell that you care Walleye Jun 11 #14
What a cutie! 58Sunliner Jun 11 #12
rat a tat tat at 0600. shut up will ya!!?!?!! AllaN01Bear Jun 11 #13
Magnifique! Mme. Defarge Jun 11 #17
And what an inquisitive, beautiful little boy he is! Congrats on your splendid photo, my dear Walleye! ♥ nt CaliforniaPeggy Jun 11 #18
Thank you, he knows he's my favorite Walleye Jun 11 #21
Looks like he is posing for you. niyad Jun 11 #19
I actually think they pose for me sometimes. Not true I'm sure Walleye Jun 11 #22
One never knows. niyad Jun 11 #24
"little hummer boy" Skittles Jun 11 #20
Thanks, it popped into my head and I couldn't resist Walleye Jun 11 #23

woodsprite

(11,969 posts)
2. Awesome!
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:04 AM
Jun 11

How did you get such a great picture?

We have a Soliom hummingbird feeder/camera. They weren’t using the perch that came with it so hubby made a slightly larger perch out of copper 12 gauge wire, and now they’ll sit while they drink most of the time. We had 70 visits the other day!

Walleye

(31,505 posts)
4. I live on the second floor deck and have feeders hanging from that wire
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:13 AM
Jun 11

A plate glass window in the back door and I can shoot pictures from about 5 feet away. The Hummers have come back every year for the past 10 years or so. I don’t have a lot of them like my friend in New Mexico does. But here in Delaware they like to nest in the sweetgum tree out in my backyard. Sounds like you have a really good set up there. I never get nearly that many visits

woodsprite

(11,969 posts)
16. That's great that you get to observe them so closely.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:57 AM
Jun 11

We live in a wooded development in Newark. I figure they're nesting someplace close because as soon as my husband cleans and refills the feeders, they're back. The UD IT dept is still primarily working from home so I have my setup in the dining room. Last year one would hover in front of the dining room window. I figured it was trying to tell me the feeder was either empty or needed freshening up.

We see the female a bunch more than the male, but they both visit frequently.

Mousetoescamper

(3,907 posts)
10. Splendid shot!
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:49 AM
Jun 11

You must have had your feeders out early to catch the eye of the first male arrivals. I didn't put my first feeder out until the last week of April, and there were no takers. I put up a second feeder last Saturday and a female was at the feeders the next day. I think the females are quite beautiful as well.

Walleye

(31,505 posts)
15. The first bird arrived at my feeder this year in April 22, and it was a female for a change
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:49 AM
Jun 11

Then I saw a male about a week later. They were pretty much right on time. They looked like they had been here last year maybe. She made herself right at home when she arrived

samnsara

(17,741 posts)
11. i love these little guys...sometimes they get stuck in my house and they
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:52 AM
Jun 11

..are so gentle when i carry them back outside...

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,318 posts)
18. And what an inquisitive, beautiful little boy he is! Congrats on your splendid photo, my dear Walleye! ♥ nt
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 10:33 AM
Jun 11
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