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Thread: Farewell until next year

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    Well, our hummingbirds have finally left for the winter months.
    We are still getting a few transients passing through so will leave the feeders up until we no longer see any birds.

    This is one of our 'regulars', she was here last year.
    I was sitting on the deck watching them and guess she just wanted to say "Farewell until next year" .... :cry:

    I LOVE these little birds!
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    How sweet! :)

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    Oh My.... that is the best.. she knew she has to leave...

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    OMG look at that!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What beautiful pics- thanks so much for sharing-
    Just wonderful!! :D

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    OMG!!! How cute...animals never cease to amaze me.

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    How do you get them to trust you that much?

    Is there any way to tell if the same ones come back?

    How long do hummingbirds usually live?

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    how special my dear. we feed them also. blessings to you and yours. ogama

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    We spend a LOT of time out by the feeders and guess they just get used to seeing us & that we are not a threat.
    We can't remember all of the birds that we get but there will be a feww that have very distinct mannerism that we learn to recognize.

    This is from a hummingbirds site:
    Most hummingbirds die their first year, but when they've survived a full annual cycle, their life expectancy goes up dramatically.
    The record age of a banded ruby-throated hummingbird is 6 years, 11 months.



    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    How do you get them to trust you that much?

    Is there any way to tell if the same ones come back?

    How long do hummingbirds usually live?

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    Can't believe they let u touch them!!!! Soooooo cool

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    that's so sweet that the bird is friendly enough to be on you.

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