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  •  I THINK i might have identified ... (5+ / 0-)
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    kishik, jayden, mikidee, welso, RiveroftheWest

    ... the most frequent visitor to our hummingbird feeder as a Black Chinned Hummingbird.  Yesterday, i was using a watering can, and one very bold bird came right up to my face as if to ask permission to have a shower!  Darted from the sprinkler head to my face, sprinkler head to my face, over and over again before it "chickened out" and flew away.

    During this glorious encounter, i got a very close look, and sure enough, quite a bit of shimmering green reveals itself in full sun - not nearly as pronounced as yours, Welso, but it's there ...

    Black Chinned Hummingbird

    Apparently, there are only four varieties of hummingbird in my area, so it shouldn't be too much of a struggle to identify what's here if i just continue to pay close attention.

    •  don't you love it... (4+ / 0-)
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      estreya, mikidee, welso, RiveroftheWest

      when you figure out a piece of the puzzle??!!!

      I LOVE seeing and identifying new birds!!  :)

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 08:17:21 AM PDT

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      •  Oh, it's so much fun ... (5+ / 0-)
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        kishik, jayden, mikidee, welso, RiveroftheWest

        As i said in another post, i can't imagine why i waited so long to hang a hummingbird feeder.  Such a simple thing that brings so much joy.

        •  I had another hummer drink out of the hose spray (4+ / 0-)
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          this morning. He wasn't shy one bit and definitely unafraid; probably because he was so thirsty!

          They're still coming around looking for nectar but there just isn't a whole lot of stuff blooming right now for them to feed. Our fall bloom is still a few weeks away, weather permitting.

          After reading about your joyous experience with your new feeder I'm tempted to put one up if only temporarily.

          It's 101° right now; it's supposed to hit 103° by 5pm. I don't even want to know what the "feels like" temperature is. The ground is drying out unbelievably fast.

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