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First of the season!

April 11th, 2013

Excuse the awful photo shot through my nasty, leaky window. This year’s first-of-season hummingbird is a BOY!

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August 6th, 2012

The hummingbirds are back at it again, like they are every year. Fighting over the feeder.

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General musings

October 1st, 2011

It’s cold today. It’s been highs in the mid-80’s all week.. today I woke up and it was 50F with a high of 68 today. I’ve had the window open for the whole morning, and the house is slowly getting chilly. I’m wearing jeans and a sweater and a long sleeved shirt, but I haven’t […]

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Wiener birds

September 8th, 2011

The hummingbird end-of-season weight gain rush is on for sure. I’ve got four baby boys outside, all fighting over the feeder. Each of them has put on so much weight that they look like nothing so much as flying sausages with feathers.

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Hummer Warz!

August 31st, 2011

The baby hummingbirds have been at it recently. They are fighting over the feeder pretty much non-stop now, preparing for migration. 6 more weeks and they’ll all be fat and gone. There’s one little plucky guy that just pain refuses to give any ground to the other birds. He just keeps hovering near the feeder […]

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Birds and boyfriends..

July 28th, 2011

So the finches I think have finally given up. After seven full days and three different locations, mama find just keeps knocking the twigs off the the under-hangs no matter where she puts them. I even taped a small dish up there for her to use, thinking that the concave shape would help keep the […]

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July 21st, 2011

At the studio, there are some little alcoves under the porch roof with shelves. Juuuust big enough that a house finch thinks she can build a nest in one, and juuuuust small enough that she keeps knocking off what she puts up there when she goes for more. There’s a pile of tiny twigs under […]

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April 11th, 2011

First of season hummingbird: Female Ruby Throated, 3:38pm, 4/11/11 – I’ve had some footprints on the feeder in the pollen for a while now, so I figured I had one around, but today I finally spotted her. Friday, we had a visit from a pretty awesome girl named Shannon who brought us 300+ books for […]

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Tiny Boy

September 23rd, 2010

Tiny Boy, originally uploaded by Heather-L. FINALLY, a good photo of a male this year. I’ve been trying, but they’re always sooo skittish! Finally got one who isn’t. This is a male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird hatched at least a year ago sinc he has the full red gorget (throat). Hatch year birds all have female plumage […]

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Fat babies

August 27th, 2010

The hummingbirds coming to my feeder are steadily getting rounder and rounder day by day. I really don’t know how they manage to keep putting on the weight because they’re constantly fighting each other off the feeder. They’re not quite little sausages with wings, but they will be in another month!

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