Jon Crispin's Notebook

Hummingbird

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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Hummingbird

Posted in Animals, Birds, Nature by joncrispin on 11/06/2012

The hummingbirds have been draining the feeders this year.  They are very territorial and are always chasing each other around.  I had forgotten just how noisy they are.  They “cheep” in a manner not too different from the chipmunks.

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