Hooked on Hummers

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There are literally about 8 hummers in our yard at any one time. I love watching them zoom from feeder to tree to feeder, making their little clicking/chirping sounds and hearing the whirr of their wings as they dive-bomb each other…and us, actually. They sometimes hover directly in front of our faces and then take off.

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(Click on the little critters for more detail.)

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Hummingbird Fun Fact: What do you call a flock of hummingbirds? Few animals have so many applicable terms, and none so beautiful. Instead of calling them a flock, choose between a bouquet, a glittering, a hover, a shimmer, or a tune of hummingbirds (All About Birds).

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I like “shimmer” or “glittering” best.

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Depending on how the sun hits their feathers, the little sparkling jewels reveal different colors.

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I’m definitely hooked on the little guys and girls. Is it possible she finds me interesting, too?

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4 responses to “Hooked on Hummers

  1. They are precious little ones, aren’t they!

  2. A fine series on this beautiful little birds. It takes the larger version to fully appreciate the intricate and very delicate color on these birds. Excellent shooting, Candace.

  3. I love your hummingbird shots. A “shimmer” of hummingbirds sounds so apt!

  4. How fortunate you are to have these little ones in your yard, Candace!
    You made some really magnificent photographs here. Just beautiful!

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