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#1 BassNuts

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Posted June 15 2013 - 9:58 PM

I didn't see a topic for Hummingbirds when I made a search, so I'll start one. Am I the only one who does not get the little buggers during the day?? I get plenty of them between 8:00 and 8:30 at night, but I never see any during the day. I've seen some shots from members here and they were obviously shot during the day. Does anyone else have this issue? Obviously, 8:30 pm is not the ideal time to be taking pics of something that is 2-1/2 inches long. BTW, they are coming to feed on coral bells and my feeder. Thanks in advance for all the help.

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#2 Jim DE

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Posted June 15 2013 - 10:45 PM

Ken this year has been a wierd year for hummingbirds at my neighbors and my feeders. I planted some special honeysuckles supposedly a hummingbird favorite and never saw even one bird feed on these. I usually have 4-8 active birds each year this year I have one that is only doing occasional fly bys very early in the morning and at dusk. That is why I have taken down one of my two feeders and may take the other one down as well. I just am not getting enough bang for the effort this season.



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Posted June 17 2013 - 6:36 PM

Ive been trying with a flash to get some shots but these guys are anything but cooperative. Ive wanted to freeze the wings but I'm figuring out its not that easy. Direct sun & a flash might help


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Posted June 17 2013 - 7:52 PM

Nice PNG



#5 KidDkivahh

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Posted June 18 2013 - 3:47 AM





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Posted June 18 2013 - 5:18 AM

Our hummingbirds feed all day long. Hungry little buggers....



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Posted June 18 2013 - 9:47 AM

I've only had a few visit our feeders.



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Posted June 19 2013 - 12:17 AM

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#9 KidDkivahh

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Posted June 19 2013 - 12:22 AM


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#10 Jim DE

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Posted June 19 2013 - 6:02 AM

Very nice ......



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Posted June 19 2013 - 7:48 AM

nice moocks.

I have a male ruby throat with odd white patches on both his wings, he has been coming to my feeders for at least 3 years.

He's the first one here in the am and the last in the pm. He likes to sit on my clothes line, under the porch roof overhang when it's raining.

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Posted June 19 2013 - 7:53 AM


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Never saw this white coloration in any other birds, My wife will enjoy the pics thanks RC




#13 Jim DE

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Posted June 19 2013 - 2:50 PM

richie... moocks lives in hummingbird heaven over on the west coast...... has many varieties to choose from.



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Posted June 21 2013 - 8:50 AM

Wasn't prepared to see this guy this morning......... was out in the backyard looking for bugs and saw this guy at the top of our crabapple tree. Fizzy this is a heavy crop NEX image too....

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Posted June 21 2013 - 9:55 AM