Hummingbirds, the latest exciting installment - ProTeacher Community




      
Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Teachers' Lounge


Hummingbirds, the latest exciting installment

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
amiga13's Avatar
amiga13 amiga13 is online now
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 21,033
Senior Member

amiga13
 
amiga13's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 21,033
Senior Member
Hummingbirds, the latest exciting installment
Old 10-12-2020, 10:48 AM
  #1

Okay, not exciting, but I must focus somewhere other than the TV during Covid.

Look how close this guy let me get to take the pic! Soon weíll be friends.

And, a human friend and I just sat on the balcony chatting (not quietly), and 2 hummingbirds happily perched on the feeder for long stretches of time. Friend was amazed.


Attachment

Sign in to view attachment. Not a member? Sign Up FREE
amiga13 is online now   Reply With Quote

teachnkids's Avatar
teachnkids teachnkids is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 26,177
Senior Member

teachnkids
 
teachnkids's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 26,177
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 11:05 AM
  #2

Awesome photo!
teachnkids is offline   Reply With Quote
PoohBear's Avatar
PoohBear PoohBear is online now
 
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 9,469
Senior Member

PoohBear
 
PoohBear's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 9,469
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 11:32 AM
  #3

Bird feeder/bath watching is one of the new joys I've discovered since I've been stuck at home. That's a wonderful photo with the ocean in the background!
PoohBear is online now   Reply With Quote
GreenBunny's Avatar
GreenBunny GreenBunny is offline
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 4,527
Senior Member

GreenBunny
 
GreenBunny's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 4,527
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 12:08 PM
  #4

Fabulous! Were you close enough to see the colours?
GreenBunny is offline   Reply With Quote
kidsrterrific's Avatar
kidsrterrific kidsrterrific is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,476
Senior Member

kidsrterrific
 
kidsrterrific's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,476
Senior Member
Birds
Old 10-12-2020, 12:24 PM
  #5

Totally awesome! Iíve been doing the same thing since Cove it myself. We have one hummingbird but it doesnít come to the feeder. Lots of cardinals, sparrows, and other birds do.


kidsrterrific is offline   Reply With Quote
amiga13's Avatar
amiga13 amiga13 is online now
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 21,033
Senior Member

amiga13
 
amiga13's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 21,033
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 12:30 PM
  #6

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenBunny
Were you close enough to see the colours?
Honestly, GreenBunny, I was practically on top of him and he just looks brown to me. They all look brown to me.

Whereís cvt? Iíll bet she can explain about this type of hummingbird and why my poor brain only sees brown.
amiga13 is online now   Reply With Quote
Keltikmom's Avatar
Keltikmom Keltikmom is online now
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 11,162
Senior Member

Keltikmom
 
Keltikmom's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 11,162
Senior Member
Hummingbirds
Old 10-12-2020, 01:00 PM
  #7

You are becoming the hummingbird whisperer. Iím finding ours are getting brave. One practically dive bombed in front of me last week.
Keltikmom is online now   Reply With Quote
Ruby tunes's Avatar
Ruby tunes Ruby tunes is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,098
Senior Member

Ruby tunes
 
Ruby tunes's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,098
Senior Member
Your hummingbird
Old 10-12-2020, 02:16 PM
  #8

He looks quite at home! I remember reading they can be territorial.
Ruby tunes is offline   Reply With Quote
CatLove's Avatar
CatLove CatLove is online now
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 12,134
Senior Member

CatLove
 
CatLove's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 12,134
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 02:17 PM
  #9

What a treat, thank you for feeding the hummingbirds!
CatLove is online now   Reply With Quote
Munchkins's Avatar
Munchkins Munchkins is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 17,309
Senior Member

Munchkins
 
Munchkins's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 17,309
Senior Member
Birds
Old 10-12-2020, 03:13 PM
  #10

I enjoy your hummingbird pictures. But what I like even more is that you have made good friends to hang out with. That makes my heart happy!


Munchkins is offline   Reply With Quote
grade2rocks grade2rocks is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 986
Senior Member

grade2rocks
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 986
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 03:20 PM
  #11

Do they just stay in your area all winter? (Ours, in Mn., have all left for warmer climates. Smart little bird!).
grade2rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
cvt's Avatar
cvt cvt is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,115
Senior Member

cvt
 
cvt's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,115
Senior Member
hummers
Old 10-12-2020, 03:36 PM
  #12

Quote:
Whereís cvt? Iíll bet she can explain about this type of hummingbird and why my poor brain only sees brown.

Well, I'll start with a disclaimer. I am not an expert on either hummingbirds or brains. I do know that the hummingbirds that we see in our county are mostly Anna's, Allen's, Black-chinned, Costa's and Rufous. As with most animal species, the males are colorful, while the females and juvenile hummers are more subdued (almost drab, possibly brown-looking) in their colors. The Anna's, Costa's and Rufous are here year-round.

amiga, I can't tell from the photo what color your hummingbird has because your little bird is backlit. Male hummingbirds have a metallic red, orange, purple or rose-pink throat, so if you see one flashing that color, it is a male. It is most evident when there is direct sun on the throat. If you don't see much color, it probably a female.

Quote:
I remember reading they can be territorial.
Ruby tunes, Rufous hummingbirds are especially notorious for fiercely defending their territory.
cvt is offline   Reply With Quote
amiga13's Avatar
amiga13 amiga13 is online now
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 21,033
Senior Member

amiga13
 
amiga13's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 21,033
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 03:50 PM
  #13

Quote:
If you don't see much color, it probably a female.
Iím so excited....itís a girl! I never see color and she sits contentedly for long periods. Sometimes she just sits on the stainless steel balcony rail. A girl!

cvt, I think you need to don a mask and stop by. You can have a look and decide.
amiga13 is online now   Reply With Quote
md2dkh3 md2dkh3 is online now
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,579
Senior Member

md2dkh3
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,579
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 04:09 PM
  #14

Aww. So cool that you are able to get closer and closer. Great photo. I'm always happy to see your photos of hummingbirds and that view! Thanks for sharing.
md2dkh3 is online now   Reply With Quote
Cat woman's Avatar
Cat woman Cat woman is online now
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 8,384
Senior Member

Cat woman
 
Cat woman's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 8,384
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 04:17 PM
  #15

Great photo! They are such amazing tiny creatures.
Cat woman is online now   Reply With Quote
klarabelle's Avatar
klarabelle klarabelle is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 21,374
Senior Member

klarabelle
 
klarabelle's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 21,374
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 05:31 PM
  #16

Such an amazing shot of your hummingbird friend. Enjoy watching her antics.
klarabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
eagles23's Avatar
eagles23 eagles23 is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,469
Senior Member

eagles23
 
eagles23's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,469
Senior Member

Old 10-12-2020, 06:10 PM
  #17

I love just watching them flit around! Such cute little birds!
eagles23 is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Teachers' Lounge
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:27 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net
16