Do You Like Hummingbirds?

@sunkissed (4332)
United States
April 27, 2008 2:03pm CST
I love the hummingbird, I like to watch them.They are the smallest bird in the world.I love the sound that they make with the beating of their wings. a Humming sound.They are small in size but have large appitites, They can digest a fruit fly in 10 seconds. When it comes to flying, nobody does it better. Like a helicopter, a hummingbird can go up, down, sideways, backwards, even upside down! They can beat their wings up to 200 times per second. Hummingbirds are such good fliers that most of them never walk as far as 2 inches. I have a hummingbird feeder in my yard for the hummingbirds i also have a honysuckle bush that they love, plus a lot of other flowers that attract them. Do you like hummingbirds?
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Hummingbirds are such interesting ceatures. I've always found them interesting. Darting back and forth. I find it funny when they start fighting with each other.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
27 Apr 08
oh, yes they will fight over that food..
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• United States
28 Apr 08
I think its amazing that their wings beat 200 times per seconfd I mean if you think about that it will leave you speechless. I dont have a hummingbird feeder as I do love them my mother in law has one and my grandmother. they are very neat to watch Good discussion dear!
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thank you,Yes, I find these birds very fasanating. I sit around and wait for them to come by. I love to watch them.
• United States
28 Apr 08
I find them really fascinating. I love how they move and how they seem to be so curious. We really don't have them around our house. I haven't seen on in years. I don't think we'd be able to safely put a feeder for them either. We have too many cats at my house that would probably chase them off everytime they tried to get too close to the feeder.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
They really are fasanating. I do not know if the cats would chase them off or not.
• United States
27 Apr 08
I love hummingbirds too. I have many hummingbird feeders and always have a butterfly/hummingbird garden. I like to sit out in the yard and watch the hummingbirds. Many times they have flown and stopped right in front of my face. I love too watch them chase each other all over. They seem like pretty aggressive little birds. I make my own food for their feeders, they seem to like it more than the store bought stuff. I just mix 2 cups of sugar into warm water and then just add red food coloring. They will eat this in no time flat and it is a lot cheaper to make.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
27 Apr 08
You are right they can get pretty aggressive. And they will eat that food up in no time flat..
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@megumiart (3782)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I love hummingbirds. We used to have a feeder in our backyard when I was a kid, and I was so amazed at how they moved.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Yes, they are so very fast.
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@dragon54u (31183)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I love hummingbirds! I've noticed that there are different sizes, though. When I lived in Arizona, the hummingbirds were small but when I moved home to Ohio, the little birds were half the size of those in Arizona! I had always assumed they were pretty uniform in size. In Arizona, too, there is a hummingbird moth that will fool you into thinking it's a hummingbird until you're close enough to see! I think that's interesting.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thanks for that info. I never heard of the hummingbird moth.
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@dragon54u (31183)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I hope the picture shows up, they really are pretty and there are several different kinds of them. They drink nectar just like the hummingbirds!
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
28 Apr 08
Love them actually! I have two humming bird feeders on my porch. I have not seen any come to it yet, but I did see one fly through one day right before I put them up, so I am sure they will come. I might have just missed them.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I have not seem them yet this year either, but it should be time for them soon.
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@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Oh yes, I think hummingbirds are the cutest little things and absolutely amazing to watch. I bought a cheap hummingbird feeder a week or so ago and went to fill it and realized there was no bottom to it. It was hanging outside anyway until I could get another. Yesterday my husband was out having a smoke break and he said that a hummingbird came up to that feeder twice! Poor thing was terribly disappointed, I'm sure. I bought another feeder and filled it right up, but I haven't seen him back yet. I'll get the other one replaced and put it out front, so we'll be able to watch for them from both ends of the house.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
OH, Sorry that that bottom was missing, I always hate that.. You would have had that bird revisiting all the time..
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@scrips (9)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
I like hummingbirds as well. My parents have a feeder in their yard at the camp. It's quite amazing to watch them come and on. They get quite a few. One of the intresting things about them is that they almost never stop moving. I just think they're cool and beautiful creatures
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yes, they have to keep moving, their matabilazim is so high.
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@febinsoft (213)
• India
28 Apr 08
I love birds. I have heard about humming bird but never seen it. I heard it in books and some information about it. I have to experience it a day.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I too hope one day that you will be able to see one of these little birds, they truly are splendid!!
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
28 Apr 08
I visited a friend in Arizona one time,and Hummingbirds were flying around his yard! I'd never seen one close up before this,and I thought they were pretty amazing to watch....One of the highlights of that trip...
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Well I am very happy that you got a chance to see them close up..
@Hatley (152091)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 08
I also love hummingbirds. I see one emeraldg reen humming bird with a ruby throat ocassionally as she sips nectar from the blooming bushes around our complex. she is so lovely and her little wings beat so fast they are a blur. she is not very afraid if you sit very quietley and just watch her as she sips nectar. she sometimes seems to have trouble if the wind is blowing very hard but she seems to always find a way to save herself from it. I think a hummingbird feeder would be just the ticket in our front yard. thanks for the idea.
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yes, You would really love it if you had a feeder.There are so many differant colored hummingbirds.
@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I think hummingbirds are really neat to watch fly and it is so amazing they are the only bird that can fly backwards. My mom has alot of hummingbirds in her yard she hangs hummingbird feeders up for them to eat out of.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
27 Apr 08
They really are amazing, they are the only bird that can fly backwards.
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• United States
28 Apr 08
I think hummingbirds are one of the most fascinating birds to watch. It fascinates me the way they fly backwards. And watching their wings is a real trip. Here is a site that has photos of hummingbirds. http://www.humabout.net/photos14.html
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Oh, thanks so much for thos beautiful photes!!
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• United States
28 Apr 08
Your welcome. I thought you would appreciate the pictures. I like to look at those photos and the pictures are done outstandingly.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Love them, they are very cool to watch.
@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I love hummingbirds! I think they are so cute! My parents have a feeder and they get a bunch at their house. My husband's parent's have a feeder too. Theirs is right outside the living room window so you can watch them from inside without scaring them off.