Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I've been watching hummingbirds

Sunday I bought a hummingbird feeder for my porch.  I had not given it a lot of thought until this evening; I went outside to sit for awhile and heard the hum of tiny wings right behind me.

I turned to look and the little creature was gone.  Sadie was on her tie-out barking at whatever it is she barks at, and I had little hope of seeing him again.  But before you know it, he was back.  He left and came back several times, but finally he took his place on the tiny perch and drank freely from the feeder.  It appears he lives in the nearest tree, because that's where he went each time he left the feeder.

Somebody pinch me; I think I've died and gone to heaven.

Our builder-guy gave us the bid on the enclosed porch and deck we're adding onto the back, and he's well under our budget.  He'll start construction next week.

15 comments:

mutualaide said...

I cannot get the hummers to feed at a feeder here, but I do 'catch' them in the garden drinking from the flowers now and again.  Quick little things ... but oh so neat to watch.

gen0507 said...

I'm glad that you're so happy in your new place!!!  I can't wait to see your new back porch.  I'm sure you'll absolutely love it too.
Hollie

marainey1 said...

Those hummers are facinating to watch.  We have 3 feeders in the back and I love watching them too.  'On Ya'- ma

purplehazebarn said...

My, how lucky.  A feeder on Sunday, and hummingbirds on Tuesday!  I have been trying to get them to visit my feeder for a month or more--but no luck.  They do visit my butterfly garden that I have planted--but don't seem to visit the feeder.  I followed all the directions, but the feeder just sits there.  LaVern

domsmom27 said...

I put out a hummingbird feeder and have yet to see one.  Glad your enjoying your new home.             Marlene

msecz said...

nice pictures of your humming bird. I don't have a feeder out but I have 2 large tree like humming bird vines they love
Sandra

countrylady4071 said...

You will really enjoy watching the hummingbirds.  I have a feeder on my back deck, and know how much I enjoy it.  I make my own nectar, and they seem to like it better, then what I bought in the store.  You're lucky to have a hummingbird come so early.  It took about 2 months before I saw any at my feeder.  Have a great Wednesday.
Hugs,
Pat

plieck30 said...

Hummingbirds are such a pleasure. Bet you and Cliff will enjoy your enclosed porch. Then you can put a feeder near there and watch the hummingbirds while you drink your coffee or whatever you drink. Paula

siennastarr said...

I love hummingbirds!  I have 2 feeders on my porch, and they just swarm the thing!  We have so many of them out here!

Great pictures!  It's hard to catch those critters, especially in flight!

Hugs
jackie

dbaumgartner said...

I haven't seen any hummingbirds in my yard this year. The birds are going away and no more bunnies. I blame our ever expanding urban sprawl and excessive use of pesticides and herbicides. It's sad.

I love to share my space with the local wildlife.

Enjoyed your pics and I'm so glad the little hummers have a place to go.

deb

fowfies said...

Watching hummingbirds is a favorite pastime of mine. :) I have three feeders out and they drain them all in about five days time. I bet once yours spreads the word you will have a lot of them too. Wow, a back porch too! Fantastic. :) Kelly

madcobug said...

Great pictures, I know you will enjoy the enclosed porch. Glad that you got a good deal on it. Helen

jkunesch said...

nice place

geocachelinda66 said...

I love hummers.  I have to say I have been neglecting my feeders...  Linda

helmswondermom said...

We've had hummingbirds here coming to eat from our Rose of Sharon trees, so I guess I'd better go get a feeder, too.
Lori