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

  5. Brady Knapp said, on 05/07/2022 at 9:55 am

    Great ppost thanks

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