Hummingbird season has arrived!

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Happy

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    We saw our first hummingbird of the season this past week, and one or two every day since. Our two feeders are out and filled, and we are keeping our eyes open for the visitors.
     
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  3. Pacnorwest

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    Hummers are like family here. Several that over winter here. Still fighting over the feeders. Taken thru the window.
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  4. Clay_22

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    I put two feeders out the beginning of April as they suggested for the northeast.
     
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    Just happened to spot one here today.
     
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  6. Sjoerd

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    What great news, Jane. You are so lucky to have them.

    Good foto, Pac. Such amazing creatures.
     
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    Thank you Sjoerd.

    Clay_22. soon hopefully .. put feeder out and will come .:confused::fingerscrossed:
     
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    This is exciting news @marlingardener ! I hope to see ours in a few weeks.
     
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    Rainy afternoon… they are sharing one feeder.. shocking… Types of hummers in Oregon. Ruby red hummer- Anna’s hummers, brown color -ruffus hummers, and black chinned hummer shown below. Thru the window pic.

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    Those hummers almost look metallic. They are beautifully exotic, aren’t they. What a shame that we do not have them.
     
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    Sjoerd your have a good eye to see the hummer feathers are metallic when the sun hits their feathers they just glow.
    Even though there are no Hummers in the Netherlands, you have a lot of very unique birds we do not have.
    Have you been out birding yet ? I seem to remember that you have a keen interest in birds.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I have not been birding this spring. First it was to rainy, now my time is short because there is simply too much catch-up work to do in the lottie because of that rain. I hope that I can get away one of these days, but not yet. I have to make choices snd it is for the garden at the minute. You know Pac, what we do at this time of year determines how the season will go later on.
     
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    Yeap..I totally understand exactly .
     
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    Meet Miss Poppy she follows me everywhere since she was stuck and rescued from a feeder .
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    Wwah!!—Great foto, Pac. Very interesting story about the little hummer. I liked hearing that.
     
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    Thank you. She is a cutie!
     
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