Friday, August 15, 2014


Since the only posts I seem capable of writing this week are long and ranty (and unpublishable - hence the radio silence since Tuesday), here's a light and fun photo for you:

It's a female ruby-throated hummingbird visiting the feeder on my front porch. 

Have an awesome day!


  1. I need to change the solution in my feeder and pull some of the honeysuckle vines away. The hummers seem to be ignoring the feeder. :(

    Ranty. Yes. Understood. Hang in there!

    1. Our hummingbirds were ignoring our feeder until recently, then they came back with a vengeance. We figure it was because the blooming season for their regular food is drawing down and they've still got to stock up for the trip south this fall. Of course, we're totally guessing, but it's seems as reasonable as anything else. LOL

      Hangin' in. Thanks, Silver.

  2. B.E.
    Quick question. I've made my own batch of syrup water this time from online recipe. Just put it out. No red food coloring but the feeder has red bottom and top with yellow flowers of feeders. Is that enough to draw them or must I have the red color in the water as well. New at this! Thanks. Barb
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    1. I wish I knew, Barb, but I used the pre-made, red stuff from Walmart. Still, I've heard from other birders that they make their own and the little buggers still seem to enjoy their feeders. You might try googling 'attracting hummingbirds' and your area. There are probably scads of articles on it.

      Good luck!

  3. Hummingbirds are cool, aren't they? Do they really hum, though?

    1. Only cuz they don't know the words, Stacy. ;o)

      Actually, they sound like a really big bee when they fly, and they make little peeping noises when they're irritated (like when I'm on the porch and they want to get a drink). =o)