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Title: Rose of Sharon's & Hummingbirds
Post by: Napper on August 03, 2020, 08:53:13 pm
Our Rose of Sharon's here in Milton Bloomed about two weeks ago and today sitting out front around 8 pm after getting home from the beach a Humming bird made an attempt to feed. Unfortunately I was sitting too close and it made some odd noises and flew off. First one for me this year in Milton.

I haven't been around to observe much thou..

Our Rose of Sharon's in Tiny Township bloomed late last week and Immediately there were Hummingbirds visiting.

Napper:) Water is high again NO beach! Water is warm yet refreshing..
Title: Re: Rose of Sharon's & Hummingbirds
Post by: thouc on August 03, 2020, 11:48:16 pm
Yep, they are popular with hummingbirds. There's at least one coming regularly to feed. Today I noticed it was feeding on closed flowers at the base of the flower from the outside.

They also liked the honeysuckle earlier in the season.
Title: Re: Rose of Sharon's & Hummingbirds
Post by: Axeman on August 05, 2020, 07:37:47 pm
I guess I'll plant some Rose of Sharons then....I notice my hummingbird feeder was working for a couple of weeks and now...is not getting any hits.

Years ago, I was standing on my deck wearing a bright red cap....I could hear loud buzzing and I looked around for a bumble bee...I couldn't see anything around....the buzzing got louder....almost in my ear...and I felt a forceful series of taps against the side of my cap...on my head...male hummingbird mistook me for a flower...b/c I am truly beautiful....like a delicate flower.
Title: Re: Rose of Sharon's & Hummingbirds
Post by: Ally on August 05, 2020, 09:03:58 pm
Quote from: "Axeman"
I guess I'll plant some Rose of Sharons then....I notice my hummingbird feeder was working for a couple of weeks and now...is not getting any hits.

Years ago, I was standing on my deck wearing a bright red cap....I could hear loud buzzing and I looked around for a bumble bee...I couldn't see anything around....the buzzing got louder....almost in my ear...and I felt a forceful series of taps against the side of my cap...on my head...male hummingbird mistook me for a flower...b/c I am truly beautiful....like a delicate flower.
Somehow they like to eat you.
Title: Re: Rose of Sharon's & Hummingbirds
Post by: Napper on August 31, 2020, 10:40:19 am
Still have a Hummingbird visiting Rose of Sharon's at the beach this morning.

No shortage of flowers on this bush. Not bad for Aug 31th.

Napper:)
Title: Hummingbirds Tiny Township
Post by: Napper on September 03, 2020, 12:08:25 pm
Drove straight to the Beach after work last night around 11 pm.

This morning at 9 am had a Ruby Throat Humming bird female at the bush out front near the lane.
It spent a few minutes feeding and then moved to the back of the house.

It returned and hour later.

My Wife said she has been seeing them often early in the morning.

:) Napper

typical, grabbed camera and all the birds dissapeared.
Title: Re: Rose of Sharon's & Hummingbirds
Post by: Howieh on September 03, 2020, 08:39:12 pm
My lone remaining hummer, probably a first year bird, showed up at sunrise and fed several times before disappearing for the day. Just when I thought she might have left for good I spotted her sitting above the feeder directly in front of my TV room window. It was around 6:30pm but because of the wind and the lousy light I didn't bother with my camera, however, because they don't like to fly at night I'm sure she will show again early tomorrow. The same sequence of events occurred yesterday and I did get some good(?) shots early and late! :)
Title: Humming Bird Tiny township
Post by: Napper on September 04, 2020, 01:12:45 pm
After closer observation it seems this Hummingbird visits the bush more often than I thought.

I spent an hour on sitting in a chair 20 feet from the Bush and got lots of great images of the Hummingbird's Butt. :roll:

Have not seen it today, we had a major storm blow thru here just after supper yesterday. I thought we were gonna lose some trees it was that nasty.

Napper :D
Title: Re: Rose of Sharon's & Hummingbirds
Post by: Howieh on September 04, 2020, 04:40:30 pm
It came thru here just after sunset with lots of rain and wind but no hoped for lightning, glad you reminded me that I gotta go unplug the down spout from the eaves trough! As expected the first hummer showed up again at sunrise and I now have two, presumably fledglings, chasing each other all over the yard! They keep posing for me behind the feeder but it's too windy for picture taking so I hope they stay around for a few more days.
Title: Tiny, Township..
Post by: Napper on September 04, 2020, 07:26:48 pm
Sept 3, 2020, Tiny Township

Dates are important here,.. have other images but they are Butt shots..

(https://iili.io/29AgbR.jpg)

Napper
Title: Re: Tiny, Township..
Post by: Ally on September 04, 2020, 07:54:23 pm
Quote from: "Napper"
Sept 3, 2020, Tiny Township

Dates are important here,.. have other images but they are Butt shots..

(https://iili.io/29AgbR.jpg)

Napper
Lovely shot! I didn't even get to see any hummer this year.