Jon Crispin's Notebook


Posted in Birds, hummingbirds by joncrispin on 14/05/2015

The hummingbirds are back in full force.  This fellow with the beautiful red throat was the first one I’d seen this year, and he showed up about a week ago.  All the feeders are going strong and there are now a (collective noun?) of them around.  We once read that you should have at least 2 feeders as they are quite territorial.  We now have 3 and they chase each other around chirping like mad.  They are not shy at all; I was basically standing right next to the feeder to get this shot.

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  1. Robert Crispin said, on 14/05/2015 at 6:39 pm

    What shutter speed were you using? Great pic!


  2. Laura G said, on 14/05/2015 at 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous shot!

  3. DotRot said, on 14/05/2015 at 6:49 pm

    The collective noun for hummingbirds is a Charm. Don’t you love it?

  4. Cecelia said, on 18/05/2015 at 7:09 pm

    nice photo but you don’t have to use red coloring. They will come regardless. And I don’t think the dye is good for them.

    I appreciate your posts and the effort you have put into the Willard suitcases.

    Thank you

    • joncrispin said, on 19/05/2015 at 3:00 pm

      Cecelia, thanks for your comment. I don’t use red dye, just a straight forward mix of 4 parts water and 1 part sugar. The jar that holds the syrup on that feeder is made of red glass! And thanks for your kind words about the suitcases. Best, Jon

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