hummingbirds

marricgardensOctober 20, 2011

I heard a light thump against the window, then again and again. I looked up to see what it was and there were 2 hummers trying to get in. The diningroom window is straight across from the kitchen window and I guess they could see right thru and thought they could fly thru! It didn't work so they left. The dogs wanted out but I went out first and checked that there were no hummers lying dazed on the ground. Who would have thought hummers at this time of year. Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes! Marg

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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

We have the same problem with the windows. I have to keep the blinds partially closed in the summer. If I don't, I get birds running into the window every few days.

Do you get a lot of hummingbirds? I have yet to see one, although I'm told we have them. I suppose it would help if I had a feeder. =:)

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 11:38AM
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marricgardens

That's the strange part. We seldom get any. We had one early summer and it flew straight at my SIL! Scared the heck out of her. Since then we haven't had any so seeing 2 of them now was really weird. I think they have specific travel routes they take -- guess we're not on it. Marg

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 12:07PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

We always have at least one pair here. It would be fun to have two pairs because they're so competetive. Fun enough when the babies are big enough to fight and chase each other! Once there was one who hit the window and i went out to retrieve it. We weren't sure if it was dead or alive and i was holding it in my hand stroking it when it started to come to. It flew right at my son! Not sure why they do that, but he was scared too! We still laugh about that sometime. :)

We also get birds hitting the windows here but since our windows face south, we have the blinds closed or partly closed most of the summer anyway.

Summer.... sigh....

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 12:54PM
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marricgardens

Marcia, we had birds flying into our windows to so we went out and bought some reflective decals. They are clear and are reflective when the sun hits them. That warns the birds to stay away. Guess I need to replace them since the hummers obviously didn't see it. We don't get hummers often but they are nice to watch when we do get them. Marg

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 6:01PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Marg, the hummers might be in the process of migrating and attracted to your flowers. Not sure how much frost you've had there but if you have any of the tubular flowers that they like, they need a lot of energy to keep going especially when it's cold.

I have seen them in my yard a couple of times but mostly they seem to be shy of cities. I used to get them at my cannas but I haven't grown them for a couple of years.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 6:17PM
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