Friday Afternoon Haiku: Zoom Zoom

Graceful Hummingbirds
Fly very delicately
They love the red juice


(Originally seen on Gizmodo.)

[*Note: Did another Hummingbird Haiku almost one year ago. Well done. -Ed.]

Quick Snack

[Won’t be a second, lemme just get a quick slurp here, and will you HOLD STILL? I’m flapping these 200 times per second here!

Stopping in for a quick bite. - Imgur

Find Your OWN Seat

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From Featured (Carly loves some Nudibranch Action) Creature.

‘Tocktober At The Speed Of BZZZZZZZZZZZ

unnamed“This Hummer fluffed its tail feathers at me, and then gave me The Look Of Disapproval!” -April H., Portland OR.

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[*Note: With Side-Eye -Ed.]

Snorgle A Hummingbird?

pot belleh 1“I’m submitting this photo I took of a Hummingbird exhibiting Rule #38,” comments Cuteporter -Lise C. [*Note: “If you have a curved, plump belleh, it’s cute.” -Ed.] “Alas, I wasn’t allowed close enough to Snorgle it. H-birds have pretty good BEF*, too! We love C.O.!”

[*BEF = Beady Eye Factor. And trying to Snorgle a Supersonic Hummingbird, while truly admirable, seems hopeless. If you do, photos please. -Ed.]

More Hummingbirds, If You Please!

From The C.O. Mailbag:

“Dear C.O., I love Cute Overload, but I have noticed that you don’t post enough hummingbirds. Hummingbirds conform to many Rules Of Cuteness, namely: #14: If an everyday, small item makes you look small, it’s cute. But they also have peeping tongues and disapproving looks! And they nest in the funniest places. I am sending you some photos from this slideshow at the Cornell Labs of Ornithology. These aren’t mine, so I can’t give permission, but here is a link to the slideshow.” -Anna S.

Hummingbird Nest




Gettin’ His Drink On

Watch little Buzzer Guy comin’ zoomin’ in for a snootful, on his very own Hoomin Perch!

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?

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?

From the Pixdaus Facebook page.


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