Humming Hovering Hungry Hummingbirds

Recently we have just been covered up with hummingbirds!  We have a feeder hanging outside the kitchen window and these little birds have been a real delight to watch.  We have counted as many as 10 on or near the feeder at the same time. And there seem to be many more out in the trees waiting their turn.

It may be the drought in Texas this year, but these little guys sure are thirsty!

We’ve been feeding them this nectar:

We got the nectar at Gibson’s in Weatherford.  Gibson’s in an Ace Hardware, but is much like the old fashioned general store.  They carry everything, including fabric – good quality quilting fabric at really nice prices.

Sorry – back to the hummingbirds… right now we need to refill the feeder about twice a day.  If you don’t the hummers will buzz and chirp around your head when you go outside, just to remind you.

Amazing entertaining creatures!  I have had lots of fun watching and photographing them!  And now I might need to run back to Gibson’s for more nectar (and fabric too :-)).

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5 thoughts on “Humming Hovering Hungry Hummingbirds

  1. You can make your own hummingbird food 1/3 cup of sugar to 1 cup water. No food coloring required. We are going through about 72oz a week, here in California.

  2. You can make your own nectar by mixing 1 really heaping cup sugar to 4 cups water. Bring it to a boil to make sure the sugar has dissolved, and cool. I have read in several spots that the color dye used in the commercial stuff is not real good for these lovely critters. They are sure fun and we enjoy seeing them come up to northern Michigan every spring.

  3. Loved the pictures! We are having a lot more hummingbirds right now too. Right before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the coastal areas we counted at least 30 swarming our feeder. They stayed almost 2 weeks anticipating the weather in the Gulf area. I was refilling the bottle 2 to 3x a day. They are better predicators of hurricane paths than the National Storm Center! Glad to see there are only a few this year since we have alot of relatives in the coastal regions. Looks like the migration has started and perhaps even cooler temps are on the way!

  4. Beatiful pictures, thanks for sharing! Just think, your house is THE place for young hummingbirds to hang out… better prepare for an even larger population next year, from all the pairing off they are no doubt doing!

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