Two Got In!

9.04.2011

I have been watching these little guys flit around the feeder everyday from my spot where I blog. I get so excited each year when they show up and will miss them when they leave again.

This is my view through the window in my sunroom. They have been quite entertaining this year. Now some of these shots are not extremely clear. After all these little guys don't stay still and pose for pictures.

Awhile back I set up my camera on the tripod and waited and waited and waited some more. Finally, one started landing on the feeder right when I was about to give up.

At first I only had to refill this feeder once a week. Now I am refilling it every other day.


I was tickled when I captured this one landing.


They always are constantly looking around to see if others are around. They start fighting each other off the feeder and I see them flitting and flying all over the place.

Here's one coming in for a landing.

And again.

This is the other thing that attracts them by our deck. Two rose of Sharon's full of blooms.


Saturday morning before we left I asked Mr. Savvy to refill the feeder which he has never done before. For some reason miss Bailey has an absolute fit when I open the window and get the feeder down to bring in and refill. She barks the loudest high pitch bark you have ever heard. It is so funny. Well, yesterday all of a sudden I hear Mr. Savvy yelling that two hummers had gotten in. I was like, what?! That had never happened with me. Leave it to a man to invite them in! Bailey had a FIT! She almost caught one while we were trying to guide them back to the open window. She nipped one and I yelled no at her. The poor little thing was hanging off the bottom of my urn. Well, we finally got them both out. We couldn't leave until we did. Did you know they chirp? I did not know that. 

Anyway that is my story and I am sticking to it!

They will be gone soon until next year. Bye little hummers.
Do you get hummingbirds where you live?

Hummingbird nectar:
4 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
Bring to a boil and then let it cool. Pour in a container and store in the fridge.
No need to add red food coloring. They say it is not good for the birds.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

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40 comments:

  1. Oh! I LOVE It. They are adorable!
    I don't have feeders out...my Dad does, and he cant hardly keep up with filling up their feeders!! Sometimes it's like a feeding frenzy outside his window!! And you are right, they do fight. Almost like "This is my feeder...and no other bird is coming near!!"

    Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥

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  2. Love the hummers, too! They are soooo cute and fun to watch. While taking pics a few years ago with my old 35mm, I lost one in the site. Lowering my camera to look, I found he was less than 12 inches away from my nose looking at me! We kinda scared each other!

    They will be leaving here (desert SW) soon as well 'til next spring.

    Have a Blessed Day... Karen

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  3. They are so sweet Kim! I have seen hummers, many years ago when we visited my Aunt and Uncle in Canada. They too used to feed them, what a joy to see them - happy memories :o)

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  4. My boys love watching these charming little birds as well. They keep asking to hang a feeder but we do not have a spot for one outside our kitchen window. I can not believe they got in the house!! Hope they were okay.

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  5. O, Kimzer, I have a sweet hummer story.
    We don't have the little beauties out here in West Texas..one or two pass thru, going to other places. We lived in Co.for awhile and there's zillions of them there. A friend told me to put my feeder back from the porch..then, to move it forward, closer to the porch every few days. I did this, and finally got it right beside our porch deck. We would sit still as a mouse and they were so close, we could feel the breeze of their little fast moving wings. One day, I just stuck my finger up by the feeder and one landed on it and just sucked that sweet water for a long time. I was just beside myself..nearly p'd my pants. We did it every day and soon, two or three would land on my outstretched fingers. Mr. Sweet's mom came to see us and I told her about it. She sit out there nearly all day long, every day she was there and had so much fun with the little hummers. She talked about it until the day she died. :))

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  6. Hi Kim! Thank you so much for sharing those photos and the funny story. You inspire me to figure out how to work the tripod, etc. with my camera to try to get shots like the great ones you did.

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  7. I always feel like there's something magical about hummingbirds! Not sure if I'd love them in the house, but they are so pretty to look at!

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  8. We get a lot of hummers and they are so fun to watch. They even fly right up close to your face, just checking you out. So fun. We have a lot of birds in the yard. They totally entertain me. Have fun on your getaway. Hugs, Marty

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  9. We have some hummingbirds too and they are fun to watch, not so sure how much fun it is to get them out of the house! You captured some great pics!
    Jane

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  10. HI Kim, YES, we get LOTS of hummers! I did a post on them a little while back, with pics. We have one that perches on a dead branch outside our kitchen window. Never had any IN the house:):) XO, Pinky

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  11. Yes we have them here, and they are such fun to watch. I love to sit out on the lawn with a book on a summer afternoon and listen to the vibration of their wings as they swoop in and out of the veranda where we hang the feeders.

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  12. Great shots, Kim.

    We don't have many here at home, but at the lake, it is a different story. There are several feeding hummers in the complex, so they stay around even we aren't able to be there. They always know when we are back, because they are right there. Last year we counted 14 at one time at our feeder. That was when they were "bulking up" for the trip south. Some reported over 20 at one time.
    We return to the lake Friday, as that is the class reunion weekend. The hummingbirds may have migrated by then. They are usually gone by mid September. When it cools the gulls return. Always something to see from the deck.

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  13. They are my favorite little birds...I adore them they are so sweet. At mom's in the garden they loved to play in the water when I would spray it for them..they would come really close to my face..I have been looking for a new feeder for them for my new place...great pictures..thanks for sharing them..Janice @ spoonwither.blogspot.com

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  14. I love humming birds. They are very territorial about feeding though. I usually put out at least two feeders some distance apart. I've actually held a couple of them in my hands as they got caught in a hefty spider web. (Not that I usually have hefty spider webs around but this was in an old auxiliary garage I don't spend any time on.) In our area, the birds are migratory ... coming and going along with the buzzards.

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  15. That is such a funny story!! I wish I could've seen that in person. If you're like me (which I know you are), you probably worried they might "poop" on your furniture in the house as they were flying around everywhere. Ha! Good thing you got them back outside. I bet that was a comical moment to see 2 birds flying around and Bailey going crazy while you and Mr. Savvy are franticly shooing them back outside. I had that happen once when a bird flew in around Christmas time. We had our Christmas tree up and yep he flew right into the tree! I guess he thought that's where he belonged. Ha! It was tough to get him to fly back out where he belonged. I should really get a hummingbird feeder. Looks like they provide alot of entertainment.

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  16. We get two or three a year usually but several years ago we had 6 at one time fighting over the feeder. They arrive so late here. We went to a hummingbird meet at a bird store last year it was really neat.
    When we lived in Montana, we used to get Black chinned and Rufus hummers, too.

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  17. I love hummingbirds! I was watching them yesterday at my friends house and yes they do chirp! I can't imagine them in the house...oh my, glad they got out!

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  18. Glad you were able to get them out safely! They can be so evasive... we get Anna's hummingbirds here all year, which amazed me since I didn't expect them in the winter! I think they hibernate on the coldest days and come back out when its sunny. I keep the feeder filled all year (with the exact formula you gave.) They are wonderful!!

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  19. Too much excitement... wow that is so amazing that they came into your home.. they must love your sugar. I had a few sightings around the yard but I did not put out my hummerrr feeder this year. Great photos

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  20. So cute they are. I also have birds outside my window and I agree it's not easy to get a photo of them.

    Regards from Sweden

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  21. What neat pictures! I love to watch those birds at the feeder. My brother-in-law has a hummingbird nest in his tree! He said their eggs were tiny! I would sure love to have that nest for my porch when they are done with it!

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  22. What a fun story. We have hummers here too. One day, my sister put too much sugar in the feeder and it almost started a war among the hummers! They were so excited and loved the extra sweet taste. I'm glad you were able to get them out safe.

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  23. Wow! You got some great pictures. I really enjoyed seeing the reward of all the waiting you did. Glad the two got out ok.

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  24. What a story. We usually have hummers, but didn't see one this summer. I guess they wanted to hang out in cooler places. ;-)

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  25. Great photos, Kim! We got tons of them in Yuma, so I'm sure we will get them here, too. We had a weeping bottlebrush tree & red hibiscus in the front yard, so the hummers would come in swarms -- well, they do sound like bumble bees, right? They tend to come our way as your weather starts to cool, so we should be seeing them soon!
    :) CAS

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  26. LOL! I can't believe two of them followed Mr. Savvy in the house!! LOL! He must be the pied-piper of the hummingbirds! Love this story! Kim, you captured some great photos of them! blessings ~ Tanna

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  27. I have had a feeder up for the first time ever and have never seen a hummer yet! I might be doing something wrong. Do you recall the hummer that went inside Nitas to check out her big pink tissue paper flower hanging from the chandy? That was quite an adventure for Nita.

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  28. Hummers are my favorite bird, and I just love it when they arrive each year. I make my own nectar just too, same recipe as you. Such fabulous creatures.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  29. Oh, I did know they chirp... we've had them get into our garage a number of times. Not the smartest birds on earth - they constantly hit the white drywall spots on the ceiling until they're exhausted. I've learned to lure them towards the open door by placing a red towel on the floor. Works every time.

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  30. They're amazing, aren't they! And so fascinating to watch! Thanks for sharing this great photos! :)

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  31. What amazing photos! We've enjoyed our hummers this summer but I haven't gotten photos this good! WOW! Enjoy your holiday weekend! ♥

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  32. Wow! That is such a great story. I love humming birds, I have only seen one this summer! You are so lucky to have them visiting everyday and eveb in the house.

    Love the photos.

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  33. My mom has a hummingbird feeder at her house and we have a husband and wife (or at least we assume so) hummingbird team that comes to feed quite often. We've named the female Bridget. They are so fun!

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  34. I love the little things too. I've had two get in on separate occasions this year. The first one just flew in and around and out...but the second one was only a few weeks ago and I had to rescue it. Yes....they do chirp...I was amazed by that. The one I rescued sat so still till I could help it out. It was amazing. Reminds me...I must go fill my own feeder right now. You captured some great photos of them. So hard to do.

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  35. I too have been enjoying watching the goings on at my hummingbird feeder. I have never had hummers before but this year a baby hummer was in my yard and she was trying to find a blossom on an oak tree. Oaks trees have no blossoms but I guess no one told this baby so I put out a feeder and have been enjoyed watching her grow all summer long. Your pictures are great. Thanks for sharing them.
    Traci

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  36. I too have been enjoying watching the goings on at my hummingbird feeder. I have never had hummers before but this year a baby hummer was in my yard and she was trying to find a blossom on an oak tree. Oaks trees have no blossoms but I guess no one told this baby so I put out a feeder and have been enjoyed watching her grow all summer long. Your pictures are great. Thanks for sharing them.
    Traci

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  37. Love your pictures! Yes we get hummingbirds. I lure them in with:

    1 cup water to 1 cup sugar

    This high concentrate brings them in and gives them lots of energy for mating but you don't see them as often since they are getting more sugar in their food.

    As it gets warmer I gradually ease down to

    1 c water to 1/4 c sugar

    during the summer.

    Mine have been going through 8 cups of nectar per day--sometimes more.

    They are starting to migrate here. I also give them more sugar during migration so they have plenty of energy to get to their next feeder.

    Contrary to what some say, they will migrate even with the feeders and need the feeders so they won't starve while migrating--or so I have read.

    They are so tiny yet so enjoyable!

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  38. Such amazing photos. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. Oh that is so funny! Was Mr Savvy wearing red by chance? They used to go for my husbands head when he sat outside and he had his red Buccaneer hat on!
    I just had to wash out and refill my feeder yesterday. They are still here, I was surprised. I need a feeder by my window so I can take pictures. Those are great shots!

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  40. Nice shots... I can understand how difficult it must have been for you to click these pictures.
    This post inspires me to have a feeder of my own :)

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