Monday, September 12, 2011

Humming right along

Here are some little friends we spotted at Perennial Favorites on Friday:
Who doesn't like hummingbirds? They're just so darn cute.
I wish we had more hummers in Denver proper. How are they where you live?


  1. We only have the ruby throated humingbirds. We see them regularly although not every day.

  2. We have hummers all over here in west central Oh. If you have flowers or just put a feeder out they will come. I think if you sit out there with them and be still enough you could eventually hand feed them. They are cuties, that's for sure!!

  3. I only see the female and juveniles of the ruby throated hummingbirds here in Erie (far east Boulder county), never the adult males. However, since we're so far from the mountains with sporadic areas of mature landscaping, I was surprised, but delighted, they showed up at all. They only started showing up in mid to late summer once the hummingbird mint was of size. This year we had only a few and they showed up later than usual. Past years one has to dodge the dive bombers as they fought for dominance on the bushes during the late afternoons.

  4. Nice pictures, as always. We have ruby-throated hummers here in the DC area. If I sit on my front porch near the feeder yakking to my neighbor--always about books--they are especially friendly. I don't know if they are attracted by our chirping female voices or they're telling us to go away.

  5. I don't know what kind we have but we have quite a few! My neighbors put out feeders and they are always in my garden. I love the picture of the 2 together!

  6. Great pictures! I noticed a lot more hummingbird activity than usual this summer and they loved the Mexican Sunflower plant that was growing in the garden. Was surprised to see a couple of them within the past two weeks as I thought the would have left the area for the winter by now.

  7. Peggy, you're lucky. I love the ruby-throateds.

    CAT, hand-feeding would be awesome. I don't think I've ever seen that. I had a feeder for a while but never got any. Maybe I'll try again next year.

    Lucky you, Linda. I know they are common with any elevation, so it is indeed surprising you've been graced with them.

    Pam, maybe they are looking for recommendations!

    Thanks, Julie!

    Kenny, I think the males fly south first, then the females. Maybe they're lingering because they love your garden.