While I am not a huge bird fan, especially ones with red beady eyes, I do like the Hummingbirds. They are cool little suckers. So to lure them to our backyard we have put up two Hummingbird feeders filled with their favorite addiction: sugar water. And boy are we drawing them! There are a lot of regulars that we have named.
So far we have the following named regulars:
Ruby (aka Osgood)
There are a couple more but right now their names escape me. There was a time when they were some perverted names added to the list but those were renamed to more normal and appropriate names that the children could also use. I didn't really need them going to school telling people their parents named a Hummingbird XXXXsucker....That would not be good. Not good at all. Funny? Yes, but not good.
We also have had some in air bird fights, boy those birds are not happy when someone else tries to share their wealth. Obviously they are not a progressive type bird.
I really enjoy watching them. They are pretty fascinating. I have taken a few pictures with the ultra zoom lens so they are not intimidated with me being right there. I can still sit back a ways and get some cool shots. Maybe I will actually do a Wordless Wednesday tomorrow and share one with you!
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