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Here is little hummer boy early this morning and all his ruby-throated glory (Original Post) Walleye Yesterday OP
Awww. Little hummer boy makes great eye contact Easterncedar Yesterday #1
I know, I'm starting to think of them as pets Walleye Yesterday #3
Awesome! woodsprite Yesterday #2
I live on the second floor deck and have feeders hanging from that wire Walleye Yesterday #4
That's great that you get to observe them so closely. woodsprite Yesterday #16
I've had them do that, hover in front of the window and look me in the eye Walleye Yesterday #25
K&R! Amazing photo! Rhiannon12866 Yesterday #5
Thank you, I've been waiting patiently for this guy to flash his throat patch at me Walleye Yesterday #6
He is so cute, beautiful bird! Rhiannon12866 Yesterday #8
Great shot! Diamond_Dog Yesterday #7
Thank you, I do think of hummingbirds as my spirit animal Walleye Yesterday #9
Splendid shot! Mousetoescamper Yesterday #10
The first bird arrived at my feeder this year in April 22, and it was a female for a change Walleye Yesterday #15
i love these little guys...sometimes they get stuck in my house and they samnsara Yesterday #11
I think they can tell that you care Walleye Yesterday #14
What a cutie! 58Sunliner Yesterday #12
rat a tat tat at 0600. shut up will ya!!?!?!! AllaN01Bear Yesterday #13
Magnifique! Mme. Defarge Yesterday #17
And what an inquisitive, beautiful little boy he is! Congrats on your splendid photo, my dear Walleye! ♥ nt CaliforniaPeggy Yesterday #18
Thank you, he knows he's my favorite Walleye Yesterday #21
Looks like he is posing for you. niyad Yesterday #19
I actually think they pose for me sometimes. Not true I'm sure Walleye Yesterday #22
One never knows. niyad Yesterday #24
"little hummer boy" Skittles Yesterday #20
Thanks, it popped into my head and I couldn't resist Walleye Yesterday #23

woodsprite

(11,969 posts)
2. Awesome!
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:04 AM
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How did you get such a great picture?

We have a Soliom hummingbird feeder/camera. They weren’t using the perch that came with it so hubby made a slightly larger perch out of copper 12 gauge wire, and now they’ll sit while they drink most of the time. We had 70 visits the other day!

Walleye

(31,426 posts)
4. I live on the second floor deck and have feeders hanging from that wire
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:13 AM
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A plate glass window in the back door and I can shoot pictures from about 5 feet away. The Hummers have come back every year for the past 10 years or so. I don’t have a lot of them like my friend in New Mexico does. But here in Delaware they like to nest in the sweetgum tree out in my backyard. Sounds like you have a really good set up there. I never get nearly that many visits

woodsprite

(11,969 posts)
16. That's great that you get to observe them so closely.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:57 AM
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We live in a wooded development in Newark. I figure they're nesting someplace close because as soon as my husband cleans and refills the feeders, they're back. The UD IT dept is still primarily working from home so I have my setup in the dining room. Last year one would hover in front of the dining room window. I figured it was trying to tell me the feeder was either empty or needed freshening up.

We see the female a bunch more than the male, but they both visit frequently.

Mousetoescamper

(3,854 posts)
10. Splendid shot!
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:49 AM
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You must have had your feeders out early to catch the eye of the first male arrivals. I didn't put my first feeder out until the last week of April, and there were no takers. I put up a second feeder last Saturday and a female was at the feeders the next day. I think the females are quite beautiful as well.

Walleye

(31,426 posts)
15. The first bird arrived at my feeder this year in April 22, and it was a female for a change
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:49 AM
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Then I saw a male about a week later. They were pretty much right on time. They looked like they had been here last year maybe. She made herself right at home when she arrived

samnsara

(17,727 posts)
11. i love these little guys...sometimes they get stuck in my house and they
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:52 AM
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..are so gentle when i carry them back outside...

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,209 posts)
18. And what an inquisitive, beautiful little boy he is! Congrats on your splendid photo, my dear Walleye! ♥ nt
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 10:33 AM
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