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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

First hummingbird spotted in Nashville!

Posted Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 8:51 AM
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  • Thanks for passing the news. One feeder has been out for about a week, and the rest will follow when the birds show up.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Apr 5, 2020, at 9:31 AM
  • I usually have one out in Mid-March but forgot. Out there now.

    It sounds as if you have numerous visitors. Besides your feeders, what do you think made your home a rest stop?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Apr 5, 2020, at 10:42 AM
  • We have medium traffic but attribute that to the fact that we are a small opening in the woods. Nothing like what I see in YouTube videos. I presume they have many flowers and neighbors with many flowers.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Apr 5, 2020, at 10:44 AM
  • We are also a small opening in the woods, but the birds seem to have found us....

    I think not having cats makes it a more attractive place for birds.

    That said, hummingbirds are wise to the feeders, and when they are traveling and come to a house, they do a quick sweep of the eaves all the way around.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Apr 5, 2020, at 9:30 PM
  • So the house might be the attractant. Interesting, never thought of that angle.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Apr 6, 2020, at 6:11 AM
  • I miss my dad this time of year. He'd be outside and the humming birds would buzz his head, he'd come in the house and go "Shirley, (my mom) the humming birds are here" and mom would make their food up. They are smart little things.

    -- Posted by SharonSue65 on Mon, Apr 6, 2020, at 5:51 PM
  • The feeders are on the front porch, and I hang out on the back porch a lot... When the feeders are empty, the hummingbirds come around back and hover in front of my face. They know how these things work.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Mon, Apr 6, 2020, at 8:04 PM
  • They sure do and they know us 2 legged "critters" feed them. 🤗🤗

    -- Posted by SharonSue65 on Mon, Apr 6, 2020, at 8:43 PM
  • They are a joy to have host. I just wish they would not be soooo aggressive with each other.

    Nice memory SharonSue65.

    I have not seen any yet, but know they are usually here without my knowledge. My desk used to be right in front of the area they feed but just this weekend I moved into another office that has small widows. I HAD to get my workspace back from the cats!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Apr 6, 2020, at 9:39 PM
  • No birdies spotted yet. Maybe this storm will “blow” some more in?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Apr 12, 2020, at 5:28 PM
  • we are still waiting, too.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Apr 12, 2020, at 11:59 PM
  • first hummingbird on the farm 0934 april 14!

    -- Posted by lazarus on Tue, Apr 14, 2020, at 3:19 PM
  • They chose a chilly time to show up. More reason to have some "energy drink" out there. Not energy drink that they sell in the store, just sugar water. Had to say that in case someone new is reading this. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Apr 14, 2020, at 4:57 PM
  • Thanks for the tip, Steve. We switched out the feeders to red bull (and now the hummingbirds are beating up on the blue jays).

    -- Posted by lazarus on Tue, Apr 14, 2020, at 9:01 PM
  • LOL I was afraid of that. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 15, 2020, at 7:37 AM
  • Just had our first hummer yesterday. It had a vest on to stay warm but I could tell it was a hummer.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 17, 2020, at 10:15 AM
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