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Old 09-19-2011, 06:42 AM
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My husband and I drove to Rockport, Texas, to attend an an annual "Hummer Bird" Festival. It was a breathtaking experience, especially the garden tours, where some people had literally dozens of feeders swarming with hummingbirds, who stop by to fuel up on their annual fall migration. I only took about 500 photos! Here are three.

Willowy sunflowers grow wild in this coastal community.
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Some gardens had literally dozens of feeders set up and the birds swarmed around them all.
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A native desert willow was teeming with hummers, but this tiny creature posed nicely!.
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Between visits to feeders, the tiny hummers rested on scrubby trees.
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Hard to get picture when some hummers flap wings up to 60 times a SECOND.
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Wings get a big workout!
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Hummer must enjoy those little foot rests! So sweet. We saw a number of different varieties.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:44 AM
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How exciting! I'd love to see that sometime.
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they are so much fun to watch
my husband had one sit on his finger
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oh my gosh, what fun! What a neat thing to see. Thanks for sharing
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How awesome....Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to see that.....I love humming birds.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:49 AM
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We have hummingbirds coming through the area I live north of Houston, but rarely do I see more than 2, maybe 3, at a time. They don't like to share. My husband and I decided to go today and buy a few more bottles to feed them!
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Sounds like a fun weekend. I love your pictures.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:02 AM
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Wow! I've never seen so many around one feeder. This sounds really fun.
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Oh -- what an awesome experience!!!! and absolutely STUNNING pictures!!!! Lucky you!
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oh please post more pictures!! i love hummingbirds.
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