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Friday, March 13, 2009

Hummingbirds Are Here

We were going out the door this morning and John said wait there is a hummingbird on the feeder. We stood and watched it for a while before we left. It was so cold I didn't have any idea they would come before Sunday. Actually we only saw one. I think they might send a scout ahead of the others, not sure about that. It seems we usually see only one at first. Once I was sitting on my back porch steps and saw a hummingbird on my clothes line. The wind was blowing kind of gently like and the bird was trying to hold on. I tip toed to the clothes line and slowly raised my finger to just even with the bird. He/she stepped over onto my finger and stayed there for a second. I was so excited I called the county agent and did he burst my bubble. He said that was not so unusual. Oh well I lost my claim to fame there. John and I enjoy the hummingbirds so much. We have a feeder we can see from the table and one we can see from the front door. They put on quite a show with their antics even for Susie. I think she is unusual because she never catches birds which I'm glad of.

18 comments:

sober white women said...

I have not seen any hummingbirds yet, but I did some dragonfly's! I love dragonfly;s!
Kelli

Janie said...

Awww they are sooo cute! I love to watch little hummingbirds. We never get any!! I need to try and put some stuff out for them. All we get is bees!?? Well, Momma Kitty and the kittens will bother birds! Guess just their nature. Have a good weekend. Janie

Ally Lifewithally said...

Paula I would have been thrilled to have a humming bird hop onto my finger ~
Sorry he burst your bubble and you lost your claim to fame ~ Ally x

madcobug said...

I was wondering if they would make it by Sunday. I was inside the doorway and saw something really fast zoom across the porch last week and wondered it was an ealy hummer passing through. I have not put a feeder out yet. Helen

Donna said...

I think it's several weeks till they're due here. I can't wait!

Donna said...

Oh, I borrowed your hummingbird GIF. Thanks!

Sugar said...

i love hummers. have my feeder ready, but they're not here in my neck of the woods yet.
have a good wkend.
huggies...

KaysWay said...

I put a feeder out about 3 or 4 days ago but have not seen any little visitors yet. Strange though because here in SoCal where I live I see the out and about all year when I'm out on my walks.

Kay

Jan said...

How lovely Pala to have the bird sit on your finger ,..love Jan xx

garnett109 said...

We won't get ours till may , thats when i plant my bon fire salvia

Ora said...

I have to get my feeders out...altho I do believe it will be some time before they get to Kentucky...will have to check it out..and I sure hope your Friday the 13th was better than the day before LOL...and you lucky duck...hummingbird on your finger...wow...nice memory tho huh??? happy day to ya...and yes...it is raining here in KY...hugs...Ora

Joyce said...

I love the hummers. When I had my house in the country (before apt. living) I had so many hummers it was hard to keep up. I'm going to send you a photo or two in an email.
Hugs, Joyce

Shirl 72 said...

I think the county agent is lupee. That is
the first time I have heard of a hummingbird
sitting on a person finger. I think you have
bragging rights.

Shirl

Carlene Noggle said...

HI PAULA,
I think I am going to get me a hummingbird feeder for the post outside my kitchen window...I love watching them too. will they come around if there is another bird feeder ( for bird seed)there for the big birds?
love,
carlene

Sheila said...

I have never heard of anybody who got a hummingbird to sit on their finger. I think you do have that claim to fame, maybe that county agent was just envious...ha. Hope you are still getting some rain. Sorry about your bad luck on Thursday. Have a great day, Sheila

Missie said...

Hummingbirds are my favorite birds. We won't see any around here in PA until May. I can't wait.

Tabby said...

Hi Paula,

I just love hummingbirds also! This weekend I bought pots with hummingbirds on them and bird food. I have to find a nice hummingbird feeder to put on my porch so I can watch them. I would think it was special if a hummingbird landed on my hand !

Lori said...

I haven't seen any here yet, but we're getting a lot of song birds out there!