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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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    Oh - she's beautiful. What a special and rare treat. Your reward for being so kind.

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    How cute. It's hard to believe that they can fly as far as they do being they are so small.

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    What a cute, cute picture. Sweet hummers.

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    They are so gorgeous.

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    Wow! I never thought I'd ever see a Hummingbird land on someone!!!! Or sit in their hand!!! Amazing!

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    Are they very territorial? We have a feeder and watch one particular hummingbird that just stays in a tree nearby and if any other hummingbird comes near the feeder, he dashes down and chases them away. I call him "Johnny On The Spot". He is there so quickly nobody else can get a drink. He lets me know when the feeder is empty by coming to me and just hovering around 4 feet from my face, little bugger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janell2009
    Oh My.... that is the best.. she knew she has to leave...
    Thats beautiful

    :thumbup: :D

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    That is amazing that she landed, isn't it? Very cool!

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    I have one that comes to my kitchen window to the feeder. She tells me when it is time to make fresh solution, like today. They will be leaving any day now. Mine have gotten fairly tame but have never landed on me. They were funny in the spring when they arrived before I got the feeders up. They kept buzzing up to the window and trying to get my attention. Within 5 minutes of getting the feeders out they were there feeding.

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    Amazing, Just Amazing!

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    They are so precious. I feel so sorry for them, they have so far to go.

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    what a treat to see a hummingbird that close up. Have never seen one except on here.

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    WOW how special for you!
    thank you for sharing

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    So cute.

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    Thank you for your response.

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