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Thread: A Hummingbird was stuck in my enclosed porch today

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    The poor thing flew in an open door, and couldn't find its way out. I had just picked some red roses earlier that morning from my garden and they were on my kitchen table. So I thought maybe if I put them out by the door to the porch she will fly out. So I walk out my back door into the porch with the flowers in my hand heading to the porch and the hummingbird came right to the roses and started feeding on them!!!! Right in my hand!! Wow, was this ever cool. I'm still inside the porch at this point, and I slowly walked outside, and she stayed on the rose for the longest time even though we were now outside!!!

    So if a hummingbird ever gets stuck in your enclosed porch give this a try!

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    That was a great idea! Quick thinking on your part!

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    How wonderful and so kind of you.

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    wow, that was cool!

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    I have read that you can train hummers to eat from your hand. This one did not need training apparently. That's very cool - I would love to have been in your shoes. I have a birdbath and sit there waiting to photograph different birds. Amazing how the different species behave so differently from each other.

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    What a great experience :D:D:D

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    Sweet!

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    That is so weird -- my husband had a hummingbird inside the garage yesterday. The bird couldn't figure out how to get back out and hubby couldn't figure out how to help him ... so he just opened both garage doors wide open and hoped for the best.

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    My daughter would have been in heaven!

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    Wow, that must have been awesome!

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    It happened again today!! This time I had both my husband and daughter hod the vase of roses and this one was a bit untrusting, but after several minutes came down and drank from the roses again. The we coaxed it out the door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZStitch
    It happened again today!! This time I had both my husband and daughter hod the vase of roses and this one was a bit untrusting, but after several minutes came down and drank from the roses again. The we coaxed it out the door!
    Amazing! The hummers seem to doing some strange things this time of year....

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    Good job on the roses.. Sounds like you may need to keep them handy.... They are a beautiful bird.

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    Never had a hummingbird get inside, I did have another kind of bird get into the house, I opened the storm door open, turned off the light and finally he flew to the outside, it was then lighter (early morning) then it was inside.

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    A few yrs ago a hummer got stuck in our closed in porch.
    We could not get it to go anywhere near the doors.
    so Larry got up on a chair and pulled down a section of the screen thinking the bird would excape thru it.Well for some reason the bird DID recognize the open area at Larry's fingertips as an escape route. so it flew to that corner .Then it perched on Larry's hand. ! ! ! ! !

    If green was a good color ,on me I could have turned green with envy .. ! ! !!

    Oh BY the way...the little hummer did leave by that little opening Larry made

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    My feeder is on my open front porch. When it gets empty the hummers buzz in front of my door and chirp until I go and fill it. They then fly right up in front of my face and float for a few seconds then go feed. Feels like they are saying "I'm hungry" and "Thank you". Does anyone else have Hummers that act like this?

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    Wow, that is so cool. To be able to see one so close up. And how kind of you to take care of them.

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    take a look at the video about feeding the hummingbirds.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8twCvJJtT0A

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    Neat videos. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimito2
    My feeder is on my open front porch. When it gets empty the hummers buzz in front of my door and chirp until I go and fill it. They then fly right up in front of my face and float for a few seconds then go feed. Feels like they are saying "I'm hungry" and "Thank you". Does anyone else have Hummers that act like this?
    Yes, my hummers do that too. The girl gets really close to me all the time. No so much the boy.

    If one gets "stuck" someplace and you don't have roses, all you need to do is find a piece of clothing or towel that is pink or red. Stand just outside the door and the bird will come to you.

    Come to think of it, I need to go change the food in the feeder - its getting hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimito2
    My feeder is on my open front porch. When it gets empty the hummers buzz in front of my door and chirp until I go and fill it. They then fly right up in front of my face and float for a few seconds then go feed. Feels like they are saying "I'm hungry" and "Thank you". Does anyone else have Hummers that act like this?
    Yes! I saved a female Anna's hummer from my cat once. I held her in my hand and put sugar water on my finger for her to lick until she was strong enough to sit up, then fly. She flew to a tree branch for a bit and then hovered right in front of my face and made three little whirring chirps, then she flew away! It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Gave me the warm fuzzies, too. My cat was ticked at me for days, though.

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