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Hummingbird = Special Winged Visitor

Hummingbirds visit my deck feeders each year between May and September. Depending on the weather, it may be earlier or later. But they always show up. I hang the feeders in the same place each year. These tiny birds will fit in the palm of your hand. They are the smallest of birds and are about 3-5″ long.

They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wing which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, typically around 50 times per second. Amazing!

Sharing just a few of my many pictures taken from my deck. They are a challenge to shoot as they are shy birds. Enjoy!


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Written by Carol DM


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  1. Your ornament reminds me of cloisonne’ , very vibrant. The young kids come in for the lilies and blueberries and will try anything red, canoe, mower, wheelbarrow, hair tie, (do NOT swat!), or feeder. When they start following indoors, the feeders come down…still, always a happy disposition and gregarious little dynamo, with an infectiously curious nature about us.

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