Have You Ever Been Stared at by a Hummingbird?

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Now you have!
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The hummingbirds are now landing on my hand when I change the feeder. I have ordered a hand-held feeder, but have yet to determine how I will feed them and take pics at the same time! They tend to look at me quite directly as you can see in this and the next post’s photos!

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Hummingbirds are one of the most aggressive bird species. They will attack jays, ravens and even some hawks. They climb to great heights and dive bomb each other at up to 60 mph!

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The hummingbird above right is flying backwards away from another bird. Hummers are the only birds that can fly backwards. They can also fly upside down!
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I have purchased a second hanging feeder to lessen the competition between the birds. I have heard and seen the impacts, but so far no bird has been injured, and they even co-operate at the feeder as you can see in some of these photos.
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Hummer’s hearts beat at up to 1200 beats per minute!
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But, they can’t walk or hop on their feet….
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Their beaks are like rapiers and they are not shy about using them!

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Hummingbirds often consume up to 2X’s their body weights in nectar daily! Cheers to you from Hummer Holler!

147 thoughts on “Have You Ever Been Stared at by a Hummingbird?

  1. They are totally adorable! And the photos are beautiful 🙂 But these Humming birds…they don’t have any feet!!! lol 😉 Or at least they’re so cute and tiny they are almost not there! lol It does make them look very endearing though!

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  2. Would love to see a hummingbird fly upside down–hint, hint, Cindy. You are so blessed. Maybe someone can video you with hummingbirds on your hand. Thank you for the cool facts. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

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  3. Beautiful!
    I hope you will video you with the hand feeder, maybe then take still shots from it?
    I have no ideal if you can do that, I am still trying to figuring out my digital camera !
    But I look forward to seeing more photographs!
    Thank you for sharing…hummingbirds always make me smile..
    Take care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose.

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  4. Why yes I have and just recently, not only that but I have recently read of the same thing happening to others. I just wrote about the large numbers of hummingbirds in my Mesa, Az. backyard. I have never seen so many at the same time. I think its a good sign. Love your picture from the holler. 😀

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  5. Reblogged this on Anything and Everything Possible 4 U and commented:
    These are absolute marvelous photo’s. I love hummingbird’s and have been attracting them with plants now they nest in the bushes and suck the nectar from the plants will try and put up the plant that they so love. They buzz my head all the time when I walk out the door and have only been able to capture one as it was feeding on a feeder a few years ago. will try to find that picture as well.

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  7. We have a couple of Hummer feeders and I’ve had many instances of them coming up right in my face to stare at me. It’s a little bit intimidating! They’re so full of energy and life. I love them and am so happy to have them grace our garden..
    Yay for hummers!
    Steve

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