Hummingbird Magic!

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Here’s a moment of Hummingbird Magic!

Ever since putting out the flying saucer style feeders I’ve gotten more visitors.

Our local bird store recommends mixing the nectar 1 part sugar and 3 parts water.
This makes it more concentrated and nourishing during really cold weather.

I think he’s telling me that he likes the nectar this way!  😉

A sparkling jewel in the cold winter sun.
🙂

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24 thoughts on “Hummingbird Magic!”

      • That’s incredible Sabine. Wayne had a video he shared of his hummingbirds and they would step on each other to get to the feeder ports. In Michigan, they arrive the second week of May. Had it stayed hot (we had 80s this weekend, but a strong storm and coldfront puts temps back to the 40s).

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      • I was amazed to see that too – I only have “Hope” who was the only hummingbird at two feeders so she feels pretty special I guess. 🙂

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      • I hope I can entice her Sabine – I got a different type of feeder to put out when it warms up just a little more – I’ll wait until it’s warmer to put out the tray feeders.

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      • I didn’t know that Sabine. I started off using the powdered nectar and used that all along. I have never used sugar water. I still have some powdered nectar from last year (it had a long shelf life), so maybe I could go to regular sugar and make it stronger to lure her then. (And her friends too if possible. My neighbor had COPD and was tethered to oxygen 100% of the time, so she bought extra hummingbird feeders to put all the way around the house. She had a lot of hummingbirds and I had hoped to get some of hers after she was gone and her son took all the feeders down immediately. However, last year I was coming home from walking and saw a single female hummingbird buzzing around the front window where Marge had her feeders. I asked her son about that – if that was the norm and he said several of them buzzed around per day, front and back yards. I never go outside again once I’m in the house from walking during weekdays and I am never out in the heat of the day, so had no idea.

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  1. Gordon Hubbard says:

    Terrific up close pictures. A couple of years ago when Covid kept us home, I set up a small GoPro type camera in our backyard. I got mostly Ana humming bird pictures, but I did capture one Ruby Throated one at our feeder. Since then, I have noticed a lot of Annas going around our various plants getting necture. We use the 3 to 1 proportions during the winter to help prevent freezing of the water, too.

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    • Thank you Gordon! The hummers are fun to watch, aren’t they. I’m not sure if I have seen a Ruby-throated hummingbird over here. I’ll keep an eye out for them. We do get the rufous ones all summer, but so far I’ve only noticed one this spring. However, it’s still early in the season! Happy Hummingbird watching, Gordon!

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  2. Their colors are so vibrant. And the birds’ little feathers are so textured. Somehow, birds always look rather intelligent. Sometime, also, they seem to not care at all that humans are about. They are on a different plane, doing their own thing.

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  3. Hey Sabine! Great photos. We were just down in Tucson, and visited a living museum with a hummingbird house. I learned something – they sit! I usually only see them feasting on flowers and such. Thanks for sharing!

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