Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Portrait

My favorite backyard bird!

Ruby-throated Hummingbird


and 1 more...

POOP!!!!

Poop!

Hand-feeding our Hummers

video
Thats me feeding the hummers!  I love this time of year!

video
This is my partner Becky feeding the hummers!

If you've never tried, here are a few tips.  Spend alot of relaxing time close to your feeders, and do this all summer long.  The hummers will get used to you being there and will feed eventually. Be patient!  I usually don't attempt handholding the feeder until about September, just before they migrate.  The most bold ones are the juvies.  When you are seeing them come to the feeder is the time to start trying.  Don't move! It's a bit startling at first when they get close, but just be still.  The buzz in your ear is half the thrill!  Good Luck!