Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Year-Round Hummers in Anaheim, CA

Wow! We got a comment from Anaheim, CA indicating that they have hummingbirds year-round. According to the comment they get a lot around Thanksgiving thru March. That is wonderful to hear. Thanks for reporting Anaheim.

If you have information about hummingbirds in your area, please log your comment on the Survey Help Needed posting, we would love to hear about it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hummingbird Feeding by Hand Sept 2007

This video was taken Sept 25, 2007. As you can see the feeder does not drip and it is just the right size to allow for hand feeding when you want and light enough to hang just about anywhere. Here in Texas we are having a lot of hummingbirds access the feeders. Let us know how it is in you state. Just click the comments button and you can post your comment anonymously if you like.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Can't Help Falling in Love

We just can't help falling in love with these magnificent creatures. They are extremely brave, coming so close to us as we set out or resupply the feeders. This photo was taken by Candace and we are grateful for her permission to share it with our guests to the blog.
Candace in Colorado is still seeing visits to her feeders, not as much as she had in the summer, but still setting out feeders for our migrating friends.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Butterfly Festival Oct 18-21

The Texas Butterfly Festival will be held in Mission Texas October 18-21, 2007. See you there.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Upcoming Butterfly Festival

We are so excited that it is almost time for the annual Butterfly Festival in Mission Texas. We love both hummingbirds and butterflies. The annual Birding Festival will be held in November in Harlingen, also in Texas.

The picture above shows one of the butterfly species that is attracted to the Red Bird of Paradise plant. This plant also attracts hummingbirds. We will be providing seeds for this plant on Ebay soon. Let us know if you would like some of these seeds. Your comments would be appreciated.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Still More Red Showing

Our little imature male is getting more of his ruby throat color in. He is getting harassed by the new mature male that showed up a few days ago. There are a lot more hummingbirds than we have had in previous months. These are in a rush to pack on the needed weight in preparation for their migration.

On the Survey Help Needed post you can check the comments to see if there will be a need for you to keep you feeders out and well supplied. We have had reports from Northern Indiana, Northwest Mississippi, North Carolina and Maine. They are still having a lot of hummingbirds access their feeders. If you are South of those states please keep your feeders out and well supplied. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Frenetic Activity at Hummingbird Feeder

This AM Sept 18,2007 we had a lot of activity at the feeder. After taking about 100 still shots with my camera I went inside to post the photo you see below this posting. I returned with my movie camera and caught some video. The last minute of this 3 min video shows the new male accessing the feeder. Please continue to maintane your feeders a bit longer for our migrating friends.

Mega Activity This AM

This morning in the space of 30 minutes I was able to shoot about 100 photos. There was major activity at the feeder, and are at it still. We had a new arrival of a mature male, which you see on the photo above.

Please keep your feeders out still. If you live in the northern states your hummers have to fatten up getting ready to migrate. They will be needing a lot of enery for the long trip. If you live a bit to the South, know that migrating hummers will be passing through and will need to refuel. Lets all help our friends on their trip South.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

From the Foothills of North Carolina

Deb Miller from Connelly Springs North Carolina still has hummers on her property. She was able to get this lovely one at her feeders. It's so kind of Deb to share this information with us.

We would like to know if there are still hummers in your area. This will help others know if they still need to keep the feeders out, either for those migrating or those still gracing us with their company. Let us know on the Survey Needed posting.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Looking Forward to This!

That little one from the previous posting will be looking like his dad pretty soon. We will be alert to photograph him when that happens.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

We see red!

Here we see our lovely little one is starting to show a little red. Can't wait to see him in his full splendor.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Season NOT OVER!

We are glad that the season for hummingbirds is not yet over.
This little one has been feeding regularly. He is a young male that has not yet gotten his ruby throat color in. He shares this feeder with a group of females that usually fight, but one is believed to be his mother. She perches on the feeder perch while he watches from the nearby ficus tree.
Let us know of your favorite hummingbird moment, we would love to hear about it. Click comment below and either identify yourself or indicate anonymous.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


We need your help. We would like to hear from our guests,

"How late in the year do you see hummingbirds in your area?"

Please click comment below and simply note the latest month of the year you see hummingbirds and the state you reside in. You can do this anonymously. Please help us know where the need for feeders is. Thank you.

Monday, September 3, 2007

No Drip Hummingbird Feeder

The secret to a no drip feeder is a clean feeder, properly dissolved sugar, and filled to the brim before closing and inverting to hang.