Thursday, April 4, 2013

Welcome Back, Hummers!

Our hummingbirds are back!  The first one appeared Monday morning and yesterday another one joined him, or her ... and they are already fighting over the feeder!

It has been cold and rainy and I haven't been able to capture any pictures yet, but I hope to this weekend.  Here are some of my favorites from the past.  I wonder if any of these are the ones who are here now?  I like to think so.

I love this closeup of a hummer sticking his (or her) tongue out ...
(I really need to research how to tell the boys from the girls!)

Look at those sweet little feet!

I hope you have some hummers wherever you are.  Here's the recipe for making safe hummingbird nectar:
  • Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil.
  • Cool and fill feeder.
  • Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator.
  • Red dye should not be added.
I'm so looking forward to capturing some new pictures for my hummingbird collection, and hope to share them soon.


Stacey said...

My mom has them already in South Texas but we haven't seen them yet. I don't honestly have a lot to draw them here but will try. I'll put up my feeders and some hibiscus..that should do the trick. :)

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures! I was scolded yesterday for putting out feeders! They said I should use only real live flowering plants to attract the hummers:)

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I saw a hummingbird and woodpecker, both in the same day. So pretty to watch!

Jaybird said...

Our hummers came in this week too! One of them buzzed hubby as he worked in his garden. I guess it was a gentle reminder that we only had ONE feeder out, and another bird had enough NERVE to already be on it!! We hustled up two more feeders, so now everyone is happy!
I love your pictures...especially the one with their toungue out :^)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That first shot is the most amazing thing I've ever seen! WOW!