Monday, May 11, 2009

The Hummer's Return!

It is just amazing that the hummingbirds return for Mother's Day every year, what a treat for all Mom's!

This particular hummer returned the day before Mother's Day, guess he didn't want to be late for this very important date!

Our hummingbird feeder is hung above the kitchen window so I watch them quite often and am intriqued at their size and have you ever seen such a long tongue? The way they dive-bomb one another seems pretty frisky but I guess they must protect themselves.

So glad they are back and I will enjoy them until October!

I make my own nectar by bringing two cups of water to a boil, removing from heat, and stirring in 1/2 cup sugar until it completely dissolves. Allow to cool, while you are cleaning the feeder. I often place the nectar in the freezer for a few minutes to cool quickly because the hummer's just go nuts without their feeder!

1 comment:

  1. I saw my first one yesterday Dale. Unfortunately, I did not have any nectar in the feeder but the hummingbird buzzed around it and went to every spot hoping for a drink. When he realized it was empty, he dive bombed me as if to say, "Make me some nectar fool!" I will be getting some around today. Great picture!