Backyard | Visitors Welcome

Frequent visits lately of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and Black Capped Chickadees to the backyard feeders. My records show the last hummingbird sighting is in the final week of September for my eastern Iowa location. Chicadees stay all year long.

The video has been slowed to 70% for the hummingbird and 50% for the chickadee in order to view them more easily. Enjoy.

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10 thoughts on “Backyard | Visitors Welcome

  1. Anne

    What lovely birds, great video. I’m off up to Fort William this weekend to join the Fingal for a walking trip down the Caledonian Canel. It was such a good trip last year and great company
    Best wishes to you both Anne

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    1. Jim R Post author

      I read this to Melanie. She started to cry with joy for you. It was such a great trip. We are envious of you for going again.

      Thank you for the visit. It is always good to hear from you. Have a wonderful time.

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      1. Anne

        Thank you Jim, I’m so looking forward to it, the weather here is very unsettled so fingers crossed.
        I can see your replies but have to remember to go back into your email to see them. I can’t yet find a way to be notified of replies.

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    1. Jim R Post author

      Yes it is. I get a kick out the feisty behavior of the little hummers.
      Slowing down, watching behavior, looking for patterns, all are good.

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  2. shoreacres

    Clearly, it’s time for me to put out hummingbird feeders. The landfall area for Harvey was smack in the middle of the migration routes for hummingbirds, raptors — every sort of bird. They’re going to need a little extra help this year. Loved the video.

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  3. Jim R Post author

    Activity has picked up here in the past couple of weeks for the hummingbirds. Many of the flowers are finished blooming. The feeders offer a good drink of energy.

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    1. Jim R Post author

      No problems so far. It hangs over 6 ft above the ground and that far from any tree. It is hard to get to and hard to feed from.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply

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