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

(31,450 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

(3,872 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

(31,450 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

(17,737 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

(150,261 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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