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Spring storm brings cold, wet; hummers come to feeder

As a violent spring storm crosses the country, the temperatures along the Front Range of Colorado are hovering in the low 40 degree range, and may dip below freezing tonight, and the drizzle we’ve had all day may turn to … Continue reading

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Summer can’t be far away…

…we’ve had our first hummingbird at the feeder.

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Hummer colors

If you’ve read my blog for very long, you’ll know that hummingbirds make frequent appearances. I love those little guys. Even more, I’m amazed by them. How they fly, how they hover Hummers Are Back, how they eat Eyelashes and … Continue reading

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Calliope Hummingbirds

The last of the hummingbirdsare passing through my backyard this month. I happened to get a couple of great shots of some tiny, charming female calliopes buzzing around my rosemary plants. Because the rosemary is in a planter on deck … Continue reading

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Eyelashes and Hummingbird Tongues

I learned some new things about hummingbirds this week. First, I learned that for years now, I have had two types of hummingbirds coming to my feeders. I knew that I had broad-tailed hummers — they are the most common … Continue reading

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Hummers Are Back

Hummingbirds are back!   I was alerted to a hummer at our feeder by a distinctive ringing zip overhead.  All hummers make a buzzing or humming sound that gives the birds their name, but only one hummer makes that metallic zip … Continue reading

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