The Wonders of Hummingbirds

by Helyn J. Behn
(Lyndon Station, Wisconsin)

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

I have a hummingbird feeder attached to my window on my porch, and I am sitting like 3 feet away, it's wonderful to see them so close, when they feed, and now thanks to this web site, I can tell the difference between a male and a female. It's kind of scary how they zip and dive right past me when I am outside, and my dog Ozzie, who sits on the kitty napper,wonders what the heck those things are out there. It's pretty funny to watch.


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Yes, Hummingbirds are wonderful, Helyn. They will aggressively protect their food source, even when they are sufficiently satiated. That is why they are zipping and diving around you and Ozzie. The hummingbird is unique to the Americas. When Christopher Columbus first arrived on our shores, he commented on the "little birds, so different from ours...it's a marvel."

Susan

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May 17, 2013
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wierd bird
by: Elizabeth

I live in Amity and I am 9 years old and I saw this bird and it was diving everywhere and a couple weeks ago, well like a month ago.. i saw this bird I was playing outside and this bird came west from my house and it got stuck in this tree but it was so sunny I couldn't see anything but I saw this super tiny bird about big as my hand, and it was like a red humming bird. and that day I ran inside and i asked my mom what was that thing!? and she just said it probably came or escaped from a different home, I said okay mom but I think it was injured. so today i am asking anyone if they know this kind of bird thanks for reading this comment!
sincerely,
Elizabeth.

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