San Diego Hummers!

This Needle-Nosed Pocket Rockets zoom here and there at the speed of sound, so when ya get an Up Close & Personal peek at ‘em, ya better have your camera ready- and George M. did.

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“Hiked up Stonewall Peak (east of San Diego) this past Sunday and stopped to take a photo of some nice flowers.”

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“I was busy composing a closeup shot of the flowers when I heard a rumbling that got louder and louder to the point where it freaked me out a bit.”

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“I pulled the camera away, looked over and realized a hummingbird was hovering about three feet to the right of my head (the rumbling was the bird’s wings flapping to hover.)”

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“I (slowly) backed up and saw there was a family of 4 of them in the area and they started feeding on the flowers I had been taking photos of, so I backed up some more to give them some room and snapped some photos (400mm lens, so it looks closer than it was.)”

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“They stuck around for about 15 minutes feeding on the flowers, which surprised me because I’ve never seen a hummingbird that didn’t dart off straight away around a random human.”

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“They were clearly keeping a bit of an eye on me but didn’t seem too bothered by my presence.”

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Ah, Little Help Please?

OK, I brought it all the way here, now can somebody please tell me where this ornament is ‘sposed to go?

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From the Extension Master Gardener FB page, via Kristin R.

Your Move, Pal

You buzz me one more time there, Mr. Hummingbird, and we are gonna have a problem. Capiche?

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From the Pixdaus Facebook page.

It’s OK To Drink ‘N’ Fly

Everything in moderation though, needle nose. ZZZZZZip Seeya later!

Video courtesy of UNKNOWN.

Hummingbird Honk-Shu

The title says it all, People. (Turn up the speakers- you’ll get some camera noise or whatever, but it’s worth it. Swear.)

Posted on Youtube by forrestertr7.

Roger Needle-Nose, you’re cleared for landing

Fill ‘er up Hi-Test if you please!


Many thanks to Poppy.