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August 20, 2010

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Halcyon - thanks for your nice comments. It's 8/31 as I respond, there are 3-4 of them still around though it's been about 1 week since I've seen an adult male.

Halcyon

I live down in Mississippi and I have at least two that have been at my feeder lately. I find these little guys so fascinating. I can watch them forever.

Your photos have caught them nicely. I hope they stay awhile longer with you.

The Zen Birdfeeder

John - there's so much chasing going on you just can't keep track! Thanks for the thumbs up on the pictures - it's always an honor coming from you.
Mick - makes me not want to take them for granted. Thank you for that reminder.
Lana - how come you don't feed the hummers? Did you see your mention in my Chipping Sparrow fledgling post?
Neil - thanks much and appreciate your visit.
Footstep - thank you. Where are you located?
Becky - thanks for your follow-up post and I'm so happy that this little post helped bring August hummingbirds to your yard. It will serve as a constant reminder of why I do this blog.

becky

Nancy, you'll be glad to know I did indeed get some hummingbirds to my feeder, and pictures too, check them out -
http://miesmama.blogspot.com/2010/08/hummingbirds.html
thanks again, for the post that inspired me to put out their feeders again!
Becky

NatureFootstep Birds

lots of great shots here. Hope to see them someday.

Neil

Great photos and a very interesting article.

Lana

Nice tip on the coffee & lovely shots, as always. Wish I could feed the hummers, but at least others in my area do. :)

Mick

Lovely photos and very interesting information too. We don't have hummingbirds out here in Australia!

MaineBirder

My favorite time of the year for hummers too. I love watching the young males and females chasing each other around trying to take over a feeding station.

Absolutely beautiful photos of the hummers Nancy, great work!!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Margaret - thank you and you're so right!
Becky - that's good! Let me know if you see some, okay?
HummFdrs - that calculation always floors me!

Hummingbird Feeders

Thanks for the information on the number of hummers in the area (number counted times 6). Wow! In central Indiana, I remember having 8 at one time. Now that's exciting!!!

becky

I put my feeders back out today, thanks for the great post. Hopefully, they'll spot the feeders before moving on!

Margaret

So gorgeous -- thanks Nancy! There's not too much that can stir the heart the way these lovely, amazing and extraordinary little creatures can!

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