Hummer Festival

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with CastNet Realty TREC#263257

This weekend is the 26th annual Hummer Festival held in Rockport, TX.  Everyone loves these cute little birds that come in a variety of colors.  They can keep you entertained for hours watching them fight over the hummingbird feeder or gracefully flying from one flower to the next.

I spend hours on my back porch watching them.  They are quite territorial and a lot of fun to watch.

The Coastal Bend area of Texas is a great place to bird watch.  More than 80% of migratory bird species come to this area every year.  One of my favorite are the white pelicans.  They come in the winter and leave again in the Spring.  You can find them sitting on the fishing piers all throughout the area.  They are quite different from the brown pelicans we see all year long especially in the way they fish.  Brown pelicans will dive from an aerial viewpoint but white pelicans are more like ducks, bobbing in the water and then ducking down to catch their prey.

This time of year though it is the hummingbirds that have all the attention.  The festival will go on all weekend and lots of area businesses sponsor and support it.  Homeowners will offer their backyard havens to the public for special views of hummers.  The middle school in Rockport is the headquarters for the festival and will have lots of vendors, educational speakers, displays and videos to share with the public.  Do go by and see all that is offered.  It is a festival worth going to and you do not want to miss it.

Stop by HEB grocery stores for more information or go to the Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce page.  You can order tickets online too.  This is a community involved festival.  Volunteers are always needed. 

 Your children will love this event.

RICKI EICHLER REAL ESTATE             2916 Memorial Blvd                     Kerrville, TX  78028

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Comments (7)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ricki

What a cool thing to do. We love the hummers here (they are year-round in SoCal). I can't imagine a whole festival centered around them. ENjoy!

Jeff

Sep 18, 2014 12:31 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

it is pretty special! :)

Sep 20, 2014 12:14 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Ricki,

 I did not know about white pelicans or that we had many birds coming down by Rockport! Thanks for the heads up!

Sep 22, 2014 07:49 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Ricki, I hope they don't get confused and drive Hummers to this festivals.  I think the birds would get scared.  

Sep 22, 2014 09:46 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Yolanda,  The birds here are amazing, come on down sometime. :)

Hi Gabe,  You are too funny! :)

Sep 23, 2014 12:31 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Ricki,

 Just stopped by to see if you had posted anything new! I hope you are having a great start to your fall!

Sep 24, 2014 09:19 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Ricki, I am sure the Hummer Festival is some nice site to see. Like you, we watch the birds every morning out in the backyard. Don't have any Hummers though. Just some a few redbirds, and other species.

Sep 25, 2014 05:51 AM