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Human hummingbird feeder

Postby Hosta12_Ia » Aug 27, 2007 9:05 pm

I will have to see if I can get someone to take a picture of this next time, because hubby had taken the kids around the block on their bikes. I held a hummingbird feeder while sitting in a chair and one of three came up, got a drink and touched my finger. He did this several times, until he seemed comfortable enough to come up and use my finger as a perch. It was awesome to see it so up close and personal. Three of them were divebombing each other to feed even though I have 3 feeders hanging up. Try it, you'll like it!! :D :D
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 28, 2007 10:39 am

Oh goodness, yes, get a picture ifyou can! How cool is that! Are your kids going to try it also? What a way to get children interested into wildlife, right in their own backyard! The best! Very :cool:
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Postby eastwood2007 » Aug 29, 2007 8:56 am

Awesome! That would be beyond cool!
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 29, 2007 1:55 pm

Were you able to get pictures?
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Postby Hosta12_Ia » Aug 29, 2007 2:35 pm

Not yet, but hope to this weekend!!
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 29, 2007 4:39 pm

:cool: Till then we'll wait :D
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Postby nanny_56 » Aug 30, 2007 12:28 pm

I have tried this a few times this year but unfortunately I have a real hard time sitting still for any length of time!! :roll: :lol:
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Postby Chris_W » Aug 30, 2007 12:34 pm

One time while trying to get pictures a hummingbird came up to me and then stuck its beak in between my fingers while I was holding the camera. It never did get in front of the camera though :lol:
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 30, 2007 1:06 pm

Can't eat those popsicles and not wash hands, Chris! He was looking for juice from the man in charge! :D

I rarely can get them without a blur! :(
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Postby Spider » Aug 30, 2007 6:32 pm

I would have to save them from the peak of the roof in the horse barn I worked at. I had to hose them down (weigh the wings down). It was the only way we could think of to get them down. Anyway, they would come down and I'd take them outside and they would stay perched on my finger. The ones I think survived would not let me remove them. Thankfully I think more survived than didn't. They are facinating little birds, I wish we had more breeds in the east coast.
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 30, 2007 8:09 pm

Yes, here too. It would be nice to see the others close up :D
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Postby nanny_56 » Sep 01, 2007 8:00 pm

:D OMG!!!!!! I did it!! So cool!! Our one feeder is really busy nonstop from 7:30 to 8:30pm so I decided to give it another tonight and I got several to come. One even landed on my finger!!!! The others kept buzzing around my head and in front of me.

So glad I tried it again!! :D
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Postby Hosta12_Ia » Sep 01, 2007 9:25 pm

Whohoo Claudia!! Isn't it fun? My ds tried with no results and was a little miffed. I am still going to try for a picture.
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Postby kHT » Sep 02, 2007 10:04 am

We have some of the friendliest hummers here. They will land on you shoulders and even come drink when you water. I honestly know they know where they are loved.
We grow enought different flowers here they get enough food.
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Postby PeggyC » Sep 05, 2007 1:41 pm

:o :P Ohhhh, how cool... let's see some pictures everyone!! :D
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Postby nanny_56 » Sep 05, 2007 9:31 pm

no photos yet. I have been going out every evening at the same time and have gotten at least one to come on the feeder except for one night!

Tonight I had a juvie male that is not one of ours come. He hit the feeder & the flowers like he was starving. So I would say some have started to migrate. Our one male disappeared a couple of weeks ago so I think he is gone. But we have had a new one since. He is quite the bully, but a very handsome fellow. He has a very black head.

Our juvie female hardly let me sit down before she came in. I am amazed after trying for so long.... I should have paid closer attention to when the feeder is really busy sooner.
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