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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Red face There's a humming in my ears....

It seems to be coming from the pine tree.

Hmmmm...what's that up there?

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Ohhhhhhhh...



The migration appears to have begun

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

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...but they bring their friends...

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

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Old 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!!
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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:19 PM
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Wonderful pics hazel!! I love hummers. We don't get near enough of them here. :sad: Thank you so much for sharing yours!!!
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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Those are the most awesome photos, Hazel!! They're sooooo beautiful .
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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:30 PM
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I'm sure there'll be lots more...so check back frequently. The migration is only about 4 days old! And a gallon already!

Thank heaven hubby found the large-capacity feeders.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:59 PM
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I absolutely love those close-up shots.

We get very few hummers here :sad: so I always love seeing the pics of yours.
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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.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 11:09 PM
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Doesn't your video camera pick it up?
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Old August 1st, 2009, 11:18 PM
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I think it does...except I don't recall ever hearing that jet fighter noise.

There are some videos of hummers that I've posted...might be a sound track on some of them. Hmmmm...where's growler? She actually knows the links to the videos! I think I lost my list of them when my old computer died...
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Old August 1st, 2009, 11:29 PM
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Here...does this one have sound?

Frenzy at the feeders...

There should be some more that you can get to from that page, too...
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Those ones are great.

I only found the ones from from 2006 ...

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All three hummer videos are finally ready!

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

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=535022

...but pretty soon, the migration started:
http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=536259

...and then they just kept coming out of nowhere!:
http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=536339

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! It's going to be an exhausting nectar replenishing summer but it's worth it to me!
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Old August 1st, 2009, 11:42 PM
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Oh, wow...I never thought of looking for old threads here.

I went to Yahoo! Video, played around till I finally hit the right logon and password combination and then scrolled till I found one that looked like it might have been shot close enough to have sound. I can't tell for certain, though, since I can't play them once I upload them
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Well I'm glad that we both found some for everyone that missed them to enjoy.
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I think this is the one you're looking for: A summer hummer at Hazel Run 8-11-07

and this one has some good sound too: Hummers in the morning sun at Hazel Run 8-17-07
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That is amazing!! 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 so hopefully that will attract them, since the feeder is right beside the bed.
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 09:04 PM
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Mollywog, if you wanna come help fill feeders, you can see them firsthand! Bring Molly, too. She'd have a blast!

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

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. ) It's just fascinating watching them up close like that. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't focus at such a short distance.
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Wow if I see two of these a year I count myself lucky! Those videos are stunning. How very cool.
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I'm still looking for helpers to fill feeders, DD! So any time you wanna stop over to watch them in person, you'd be welcome!

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

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I'm really lovin' the new camera!
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Oh Madame--that is such a stunning picture.

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!
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I can maybe manage to send you a slightly larger version by email... I'll give it a try and see what my modem is capable of tonight!
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I can maybe manage to send you a slightly larger version by email... I'll give it a try and see what my modem is capable of tonight!
That would be so kewl. Hopefully my e-mail will allow the size.
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It was only 146KB Even so, my modem is smokin'

I cropped out some of the feeder, too.
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Thank you so much Hazel!!! I'll check it out!
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