Posts Tagged ‘hummingbird

06
Mar
20

it’s the small things…

04
Dec
18

Almost, but not quite…

Always fussing about with settings, in the off chance I might get a nice shot of a hummer flying/fluttering about the feeder…I need to enroll in Cindy’s class on ‘How to Photograph Hummers” 😃    https://cindyknoke.com 

This was the best chance I had for the day…was preparing to lift off.

27
Dec
17

Hummingbirds & wind

Hummingbird study…short, interesting video

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23
Jul
17

Hummingbirds…

have these frequent competitors at the feeders this Summer.

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04
Apr
17

Around we go, searching…

“I only wanted to tell you that this was the wonderful time for you. Don’t let any of it go by without enjoying it. There won’t be any more merry-go-rounds. No more cotton candy. No more band concerts. I only wanted to tell you, Martin, that this is the wonderful time. Now! Here!” Rod Serling, Stories from the Twilight Zone 
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08
Jan
17

lil’ bird…

while the other hummingbirds flit about, fussing and chasing…this little one sat on a palm branch beside me for quite some time.

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06
Jan
17

peeking around the edge…

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24
Feb
14

Heated Hummingbird Feeder by Bo Bolen

Hummingbird Feeder-Heated-SwittersB-Birds-Feeding-WinterIt is 40F degrees outside (4 Celsius) this morning and the hummingbirds are frequently feeding and teasing the housebound cats. You may recall my Arctic Blast hummingbird feeder rotation when it got down to 18 degrees in early February. Well yesterday, my wife and I came across this heated hummingbird feeder. The cord/bulb is removable for non-freezing temps. The feeder is reportedly heated via a small light bulb.

The time is almost past here in Western Oregon for freezing temps….I cannot believe I just said that. Ok, well big, all day freezes are almost past. But, this feeder holds promise for next year. It came in two sizes, we bought the smaller one. We discovered this one at a Home & Garden type show in Portland. 

Update 12/11/17: Bo may have passed away, But they are still in business, but running behind due to volume of orders. Still by check only, in the mail.

Here is where you can order the feeder!

Bo Bolen HB Feeder

Bo Bolen reached out to me and sent information re his development of this heated hummingbird feeder. Reach out to them and promote their product. More here

24
Nov
13

Nature & Photography: Familiarity Breeds….Contentment….Kind of

HB Perch Empty SwittersBSeveral of you here feed Hummingbirds. My Mom-n-law has quite the loyal following of hummingbirds that seem quite comfortable with up close viewers. I shot this through the window inches away with my cell phone. East wind was blowing hard against the window/feeder/bird. The feeder was empty. Oh my, a calamity to the caring bird lady! The feeder was filled in short order.

Our Hummingbirds, at our home, are much more skittish and rarely captured so easily in an image. Perhaps it’s the two cats lurking nearby, tails switching back and forth, crouched and stealthily wishing they were outside.

 

07
Nov
13

Nature: Hummingbirds Amidst the Storm…..Seriously, They were

No, I have no pictures of the feisty, little hummingbirds darting against a heavy downpour and winds this morning. As much as I wanted a clear picture of the birds attempting to feed at the swaying feeders, I seemed to spook them at every turn. I didn’t want to stand outside amidst the tempest. So, you have to take my word for it…these tenacious little flutterers are still here and somehow finding shelter. The temps are still quite moderate (40’s & 50’s).

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As much a blur as the hummingbird’s wings.

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