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It was June

My secret wish is to have more hummingbirds than the last summer.  This is why my garden becomes the host of more and more flowers.  It was only June and my hopes were so high… The two males were accompanied by 2 other females. Dancing in the air and hovering around the garden, they gave me the beautiful show I was expecting: the mating dance,  U shape flights and fights to defend the territory.  At this time I wasn’t yet able to say if they were new or they have been already in my garden.  I’ve  had 4 tubular feeders, and two other from hummzinger.  It wasn’t too much activity, or at least not as much I was expecting, and for sure less than the previous summer.  Anyways, I was happy with my little hummers coming  every day.  However, I prefered more to watch and less taking pictures. DSCN0179 DSCN0178 DSCN0282 DSCN0281 DSCN0280 DSCN0185 DSCN0180-tile DSCN0180

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May 2012: The Arrival

The 2012 hummingbird season was so different in so many ways. I didn’t have to many hummingbirds, maybe two or three in the same time. I was quite sad for a while, but the end of the summer brought me the best hummingbird gift.

The first hummingbird arrived earlier, on May 3rd. I have seen him late in the evening at my million bells hanging basket. What a delight!

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He wasn’t too friendly, and for sure didn’t like me taking photos. With some luck I was able to get a few photos.

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My boy became a regular at the feeders. It was a bit cold and rainy, and only a few flowers in bloom, and the feeders were at the most used.

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Every morning I looked at the window hoping I will see him. In the sun, his beautiful gorget was shinning like a flame.

One day, another male showed up, I recognize him after the white spot in his wing. And the fight over the feeders begun. I place the feeders far away from each other,  so they can’t see each other and have a good nectar snack any time.

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Spring time, hummingbird time, a wonderful show to watch.