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There's a humming in my ears....

August 1st, 2009, 10:07 PM
It seems to be coming from the pine tree.

Hmmmm...what's that up there?



The migration appears to have begun :D


August 1st, 2009, 10:10 PM
It starts out slowly...


...but they bring their friends...


...and before ya know it, it's a party!


August 1st, 2009, 10:16 PM
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So pretty!

And ravenous! They went through a gallon (about 4 litres) of nectar today...and we're nowhere near the peak of the migration!

Oy!! :eek:

August 1st, 2009, 10:19 PM
Wonderful pics hazel!! I love hummers. :cloud9: We don't get near enough of them here. :sad: Thank you so much for sharing yours!!! :thumbs up

August 1st, 2009, 10:29 PM
Those are the most awesome photos, Hazel!! They're sooooo beautiful :lovestruck:.

August 1st, 2009, 10:30 PM
I'm sure there'll be lots check back frequently. The migration is only about 4 days old! :eek: And a gallon already! :yell:

Thank heaven hubby found the large-capacity feeders. :o

August 1st, 2009, 10:59 PM
I absolutely love those close-up shots. :cloud9:

We get very few hummers here :sad: so I always love seeing the pics of yours. :lovestruck:

August 1st, 2009, 11:04 PM
I wish I could post the sounds they make. All the chittering...and the humming, of course...but also a jet-fighter sound as they zoom in around the corner of the house and zero in on a feeder. :cloud9:

August 1st, 2009, 11:09 PM
Doesn't your video camera pick it up?

August 1st, 2009, 11:18 PM
I think it does...except I don't recall ever hearing that jet fighter noise. :D

There are some videos of hummers that I've posted...might be a sound track on some of them. :shrug: Hmmmm...where's growler? She actually knows the links to the videos! :laughing: I think I lost my list of them when my old computer died... :o

August 1st, 2009, 11:29 PM
Here...does this one have sound?

Frenzy at the feeders... (

There should be some more that you can get to from that page, too...

August 1st, 2009, 11:36 PM
Those ones are great. :cloud9:

I only found the ones from from 2006 ...

All three hummer videos are finally ready! :o

The first was from last summer--mostly local youngsters coming to the feeders before migration. I thought there were pretty many then:

...but pretty soon, the migration started:

...and then they just kept coming out of nowhere!:

A lot of those birds are back already--I've already had to put out all three feeders and fill them at least once a day! :eek: It's going to be an exhausting nectar replenishing summer but it's worth it to me! :D :lovestruck:

August 1st, 2009, 11:42 PM
Oh, wow...I never thought of looking for old threads here. :o

I went to Yahoo! Video, played around till I finally hit the right logon and password combination :rolleyes: and then scrolled till I found one that looked like it might have been shot close enough to have sound. :o I can't tell for certain, though, since I can't play them once I upload them :wall:

August 1st, 2009, 11:48 PM
Well I'm glad that we both found some for everyone that missed them to enjoy. :cloud9:

August 2nd, 2009, 06:31 PM
I think this is the one you're looking for: A summer hummer at Hazel Run 8-11-07 ( :D

and this one has some good sound too: Hummers in the morning sun at Hazel Run 8-17-07 (

August 2nd, 2009, 06:38 PM
That is amazing!! :eek: I've never seen such a thing.. whenever I see them, they just come one at a time, although I haven't seen any at our new house yet :sad:
We just planted a whole new flower bed with Foxglove and Bellflowers :thumbs up so hopefully that will attract them, since the feeder is right beside the bed.
Thanks for sharing, Hazel!

August 2nd, 2009, 09:04 PM
Mollywog, if you wanna come help fill feeders, you can see them firsthand! :D Bring Molly, too. She'd have a blast! :thumbs up

Thanks for finding the links, growler! When my old machine died, I lost the file where I kept the uploaded videos. :frustrated: For some unfathomable reason (probably cuz I figured they were safe out on Yahoo! Video) I didn't back that file up :shrug: Very unhazel-like...unless I put them on a disk and then forgot where I put the disk. :o That's been known to happen. :laughing:

August 3rd, 2009, 08:08 PM
OMG Hazel--you're so lucky to have all them beautiful birds around. Stunning videos as well!

Ho hum...none for me this year :sad: but I'm gonna keep trying! :thumbs up

August 3rd, 2009, 10:16 PM
They're moving through here in numbers this week. Every time I change a feeder, hazel is mesmerized by the humming and the chittering and the zzzzrrrooooooming and we spend way more time standing in the hummingbird garden watching the show than I have time for. :o But who could resist?! :cloud9:

This evening, one curious young male was giving me the once-over, hovering in front of my face for about a minute and a half, trying to figure out what strange kind of hummingbird I was (I was humming Ave Maria at the time--a classic hummingbird tune. :D) It's just fascinating watching them up close like that. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't focus at such a short distance. :o

Dog Dancer
August 4th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Wow if I see two of these a year I count myself lucky! Those videos are stunning. How very cool.

August 4th, 2009, 07:54 PM
I'm still looking for helpers to fill feeders, DD! :thumbs up So any time you wanna stop over to watch them in person, you'd be welcome! :D

I just got this shot today--it's just spectacular when it fills my screen...less so when reduced, but still... :cloud9:


I'm really lovin' the new camera! :o

August 5th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Oh Madame--that is such a stunning picture. :cloud9:

I'll have to save it into my pictures and use it as a desktop display after I'm finished looking at Mollie's display! :D

August 5th, 2009, 08:40 PM
I can maybe manage to send you a slightly larger version by email... :thumbs up I'll give it a try and see what my modem is capable of tonight! :D

August 5th, 2009, 08:41 PM
I can maybe manage to send you a slightly larger version by email... :thumbs up I'll give it a try and see what my modem is capable of tonight! :D

That would be so kewl. Hopefully my e-mail will allow the size. :shrug:

August 5th, 2009, 08:48 PM
It was only 146KB :o Even so, my modem is smokin' :rolleyes:

I cropped out some of the feeder, too.

August 5th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Thank you so much Hazel!!! I'll check it out! :thumbs up