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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Six Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds



How's your summer going -- crossing a lot of things off your "Summer To-Do" list?

Me? I've been really lazy this summer...
doing only what I want to do, or absolutely have to do, 
and you know what? 
It feels really good!

One of the things on my summer "Want To Do" list 
was trying to attract hummingbirds to my backyard.
Last summer, I was not successful because I made a few mistakes, 
and I was determined to do better this year.
I succeeded!

I am so enamored with these tiny birds, 
that I spend a ridiculous amount of time on the deck, 
often in my bathrobe, 
photographing them like crazy. 
This has not been good for my reputation around the neighborhood,
but the hummingbirds hold me in high esteem. 
 I've got a list of six tips for attracting hummingbirds, 
which I'm sharing over at A Little Claireification today. 
Click here and it will take you there. 
As always, I'd love if you'd leave me a comment at Claire's
to let me know you were there. 
Thanks!


LINKING WITH:
Wild Birds Wednesday  

19 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, I was just over at Claire's and I loved this post about attracting hummingbirds. I love your beautiful photos and the hummingbird shot is great. Have a wonderful day.
    Julie xo

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  2. I love hummingbirds! I was just telling a friend last night how we are seeing a lot of them this year on our Rose of Sharon bush. We have to be careful about feeding any sort of birds here because of the bears, but I've found if you plant certain types of flowers, bushes, etc., it's just as good.

    Beautiful photos Amy!!

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  3. Hi Amy,
    Just saw your feature over at Claire's. Great tips. I left a comment for you over there.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    Kris

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  4. Hi Amy, left a comment over at Claire's blog. Thanks so much for your information.
    Mary

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  5. Oh I love lazying in summer :) I mean I do have fun activities but un general I don't make strict plans and schedule. Hummingbirds are adorable.

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  6. As the song says 'Summer time and the living is easy' ... especially in warm weather.

    Will hop over to Claire's blog now!

    All the best Jan

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  7. As the song says 'Summer time and the living is easy' ... especially in warm weather.

    Will hop over to Claire's blog now!

    All the best Jan

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  8. Hi Amy! We love them too and treasure these last couple of months before they leave. We usually only have about six with 2 feeders out but yesterday I looked out and there were at least a dozen all fighting over the 2 feeders. I called my husband at work and said, "Buy more feeders!" He only bought one more but the dozen seem to be sticking around. However, we've never had as much problem with honeybees swarming the feeders as today. Maybe we need more plants that draw the honeybees to them and away from the feeders?

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  9. LOL I just came over to see what you were up to and you have to add one! :) I had a hummingbird that would buzz by and leave. Well if you don't see spiderwebs in the early morning light you might miss them...and for some reason they love the feeders! I was just dealing with this and sent miss spider on her way ...coincidence to see your great post not too long afterwards. Aren't they so sweet? I just hold my breath and enjoy when mine comes around...

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  10. LOL I just came over to see what you were up to and you have to add one! :) I had a hummingbird that would buzz by and leave. Well if you don't see spiderwebs in the early morning light you might miss them...and for some reason they love the feeders! I was just dealing with this and sent miss spider on her way ...coincidence to see your great post not too long afterwards. Aren't they so sweet? I just hold my breath and enjoy when mine comes around...

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  11. Your hummingbird pictures are amazing! What kind of super fancy camera do you have?

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    1. Hi Mo, I use a Nikon 3300. After much trial and error, I got the best pictures using the Shutter Priority mode: used a super-fast shutter speed (1/4000) and shot photos in bright sunlight. ISO 2500; f/5.6). I stood about 6 feet away, with a 200mm zoom.

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  12. My only focus this summer has been my tiny patio garden and I am loving it. Like you, I step out with the camera in my hand every now and then, without giving a thought to what I am wearing or how my hair looks ;) Enjoy!

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  13. I will head over there and check that out. I had a hummingbird feeder at the beginning of the summer, but then it fell and broke! I was just starting to see hummingbirds on it too. I haven't replaced it yet and now it's the end of summer. Now I'm mad at myself.

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  14. They are awesome birds. Wish they were here in the UK.

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  15. I love the hummers. I will go and check out Claire's blog now. Enjoy your day!

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  16. Nice job of photographing a super-fast bird.
    I just noticed the other day that a Hummer's wings have the same effect on nearby leaves / plants, as does a Helicopter on nearby grass...they flutter...
    Have a Great Day!
    Peace :)

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  17. Beautiful photo here and on claireification! Great posts!

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  18. excellent blog! beautiful birds,the poster is a friendly and lovely girl.who can taken so nice pictures.really enjoying the nature life!
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