Friday, August 31, 2007

How Sweet It Is!

This is one of the 18 different species of Hummingbirds found in Texas. We feel so lucky to have them. Please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website and search for the Hummingbird Roundup welcome page, it is a great source of info on hummingbirds in Texas. Let us know of websites you have found interesting for hummingbirds in your state.
We are looking forward to the Birding Festival that takes place in Harlingen in November.
How sweet it truly is.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

By Hand

Candace, from Colorado, has been able to hand feed these lovely jewels. Her success can also be your success. Remember to keep your surroundings peaceful and quiet when attempting to hand feed your hummingbird friends. Also keep in mind that they are getting ready to migrate and your visitors may be just passing through. Do not be disappointed if they do not stay with you long. Your feeder may be a life saver as they need to refuel on their way South.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Battle for the Sweet

As always Candace gets the shot. In this photo we see a lovely hummingbird surprised to see that a honey bee wanted to access the sweet stuff too. What a delight to see! Thanks Candace.

If anyone else has photos they would like to share, email me at We look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Candace, from Colorado, was able to get wonderful shots of two sibling hummingbirds coming to the feeder all wet. They had just gone through a down pour and just looked too cute to resist. During and after a rain hummingbirds are looking for a quick source of energy to raise their body temperature. So glad Candace can provide it for them. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us, Candace.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bird Watcher

This is the cat that had the mockingbird from another post all upset. Please watch that you hang your hummingbird feeders away from predators.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Object of beauty?

What do you consider to be an object of beauty? We focus a lot on hummingbirds on this site but if we look around we find that beauty is all around. Even in the most unlikely places. The eyes of an aerodescent green fly are stunning.

Monday, August 13, 2007


This beauty trusts Candace so much, it chose to alight on her thumb. What a delight! These fabulous lovely creatures bring joy wherever they go. Don't miss out. If you have not yet set out feeders, it is not too late. Set them out as a refueling station for those hummingbirds that are migrating through your area as they go south. In our area (Texas) migration continues through November. Migration can be exhausting and your feeder may save the day. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


This fabulous picture was taken by Candace Robinson from Colorado. Per Candace, pictured here is a Broad-tailed male, one of several breeds of hummers that show up in Colorado. They usually have two batches of babies, which translates to frenetic feeder activity. They make a very loud, distinctive "whirring" noise due to their tail formation. We appreciate Candace sharing this fabulous picture and we will have others from her later. Stay tuned. Wow!

Perch Suggestion Implemented

Friday, August 3, 2007

Ant Problem

There are a lot of products and gadgets that are used to keep ants out of our hummingbird feeders. I will share one that LMN from MA let us know about. She will be implementing it and maybe we will hear others doing the same. Here it is, CORNMEAL. It seems that if we feed the ants cornmeal they will die because the cornmeal will swell inside them. It seems a good alternative to using poisons. If anyone else has tried it leave us comments we look forward to your suggestions. Thanks for sharing LMN.