Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Hummers Are Here!

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

The News is In! The hummers have been officially sited in New Jersey, some as early as March in southern NJ. If you haven't already done so, get the feeders out, cleaned and filled up for the weary little travelers.
This will be our fourth summer here in Kingwood, and the hummer population gets bolder every year. Last summer I was able to get pictures sitting in a hightop chair just 2 feet from a feeder in the garden. I have even had them dart in and out of the water spray when I was watering my flowers. I wish I could say that I am used to them whizzing by my head and I don't duck and scream like a big ol girl with pictures of huge disgusting bugs in my head....
If you don't have a hummingbird feeder, GET ONE! You're are missing out on some serious bird watching fun. Late summer is "Hummer Wars" time. I watched one very territorial guy chase a newbie two fields away before he came back. It's fascinating how fast they can go to. You can go with the old regular feeders or go online for some definitely new fangled twists and original feeders. Here's just s few:

For more information on hummingbirds check out these sites: How to enjoy hummingbirdsHummingbird World, The Hummingbird Society,
For hummingbird feeders: DuncraftBirdfeeders , Audubon 

At the breaking of the Easter dawn

may the Risen Saviour bless your home

with grace and peace from above,

with joy and laughter, and with love

And when night is nigh, and day is done

...Make He keep you safe from all harm

Happy Easter Everyone & May God Bless You All!


Karen said...

I never knew there was such a variety of hummingbird feeders on the market. Wow! I should put one up. I haven't seen any hummers around here yet, I think it's going to be some time before they arrive.

ann said...

Pretty amazing photo of the humming bird.

Lona said...

What a beautiful picture of the Hummingbird. I just got my feeder filled and put out yesterday after seeing one flying around looking for something to eat. They are very territorial. Nothing any funner than one dive bombing your head. LOL!

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