My New Hummingbird Friends

Real Estate Agent with Donna Homes, PLR 0480809

Alyssa got her Daddy a Hummingbird feeder for Father's Day, however we just hung it a few days ago.

Look at the visitor we had!  The Hummingbird is actually blurry because of the speed of the flapping of the wings, but I tried to get a picture as in-focus as possible.

How do they find the feeders?  The internet says they cannot smell it, and to not worry about coloring the water because they can't see it.  How did these hummingbirds know the feeder was there?  They appeared within an hour of putting it out in the tree.

Hummingbird feeder Austin TX

Hummingbird feeder Austin TX

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RE/MAX Austin Skyline

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John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Donna - They are amazing little creatures. I have a feeder on my deck and have many more this year than last.

Jul 19, 2009 08:02 PM #1
Kathleen Cooper
Kathleen Cooper, Best Option-EXIT Realty Partners, REALTOR® - Worcester, MA
EXIT Realty Partners - Broker, REALTOR®

What great pictures!  We have one outside that James gave me for Valentine's day one year and I love to see them, they're all over out here.

Have a great night!



Jul 19, 2009 08:03 PM #2
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

It's a treat to see a hummingbird  - they're so fast the sighting can be over in a second...

Jul 19, 2009 08:04 PM #3
Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

It's so exciting to see a hummingbird flit around, isn't it?

Jul 19, 2009 08:20 PM #4
Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol
Casta del Sol Real Estate / VesTip Realty - Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!

I love my feeders because I can sit and watch the little birds chase each other.

Jul 19, 2009 08:36 PM #5
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

I always thought it was the red color that attracted the hummingbirds.  If they can't see it or smell it, then I have no idea how they find it.

Jul 19, 2009 08:39 PM #6
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty - Baltimore, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

You outdid yourself with these photos! What camera are you using?

Jul 19, 2009 08:58 PM #7
Chanda Barrick
Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast - Indianapolis, IN
in referral

All my feeders have the red flowers and I thought that was what attracted them.  I'd always heard that red attracts, them, but it doesn't look like your feeder had red (or is the tip red)...Anyway, I'm sure your daughter was thrilled.  I always love to see the hummingbirds come!

Chanda panda

Jul 19, 2009 09:02 PM #8
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Lucky you.  I put one out and nobody came.

Jul 19, 2009 09:03 PM #9
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

I have humming birds racing around our back yard feeding off the rose of Sharon lineing the fences

Jul 19, 2009 09:19 PM #10
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin

John, I have never had one before, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

Kathleen, That's great!

Brian, I don't think I had ever actually really seen one until it stopped at the feeder.

Maria, They're so fast!

Valorie, We had a big one and a little one out tonight, but haven't seen more than that.

Christine, I was told to color it too, but the internet, on more than one site, says not to color it as it does nothing... so I just left it.

Margaret, Thanks!  It's just a Canon A710 IS with a 6X zoom. 

Chanda, The tip is just a rubber orange/red color, almost like an eraser top.

Kenneth, That's why I asked how they know it's there...  I have no idea!

Eric, Must be nice to have maintenance free feeding. I have to refil this thing every few days!

Jul 19, 2009 09:31 PM #11
Robert Schwabe
Keller Williams- First Coast Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Donna - Great picture. Humming birds are so quick you need to be fast with the camera or they will be gone.

Jul 19, 2009 09:36 PM #12
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