Tag Archive | birds

After all the Hard Work

I am pleased to say that my hens have begun to lay eggs in the past few weeks.

IMGA0990From raising them up from babies toIMGA0253 Adults. Some of you may think oh well what about them? Well for one thing they are laying a more nutritious egg then a store bought one.. So After Hubby built the chicken tractor I knew it was time to get them nesting boxes and just in time too cause one hen was already laying inside the small coop we had when we first brought them out.. so we made our lawn tractor shed into a chicken coop and the results are in the pictures below.IMGA0256

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IMGA0307So they are now very Happy in their new home and it is much bigger for them I just bought some of those storage boxes with holes around the outside for ventilation took some old cupboard doors cut a hole big enough to insert into it and placed the plastic storage container inside and used a brace for the door that was extending out with a used 2×4 perfect fit!

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Natures Jewels!

Absolutely!! I cannot resist the wonder of these little birds as they squabble over territory,, they send their scouts out to look for food and when they find it they bring the rest of the clan with them.. I purposely grew the type of vine that they love for nectar so that they would have natures best, As the cooler weather comes upon us even in the south there are still some blooms but not many and these little guys will be flying back to a warmer climate, stopping along the way to gather nectar from those last blooms along the way. Thank you Cindy your photography is awesome!

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These are my favorite jewels! (Click to enlarge).

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Whenever I go on a trip, I worry about the hummingbirds.

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I am always relieved to find them hale, hearty, and bickersome!

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How long can I force myself to go without posting about The Holler Hummingbirds?

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Just about as long as my trip!

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I can’t resist them!

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Can you?

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Cheers to you from all The Holler Hummers (and their dutiful human!)

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My Kind of Tweets: Canadians All!

Spruce Grouse are cool … I love birds … Used to see a lot of them in Clinton B.C.

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Clark’s Nutcracker

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Spruce Grouse

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Magpie!

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Get in Line, Picture Time!

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Taking off, Canadian Geese.

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And lastly, the lowly crow! Like all Corvids, including the magpies, they are intelligent, have excellent memories for faces and people who do mean things to them, and frequently bring you gifts. IF… they like you!! Check out my gift from the Magpie below!
And yes, I loved it!!

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Cheers to you from all my Canadian peeps!!

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Have You Ever Been Stared at by a Hummingbird?

These are absolute marvelous photo’s. I love hummingbird’s and have been attracting them with plants now they nest in the bushes and suck the nectar from the plants will try and put up the plant that they so love. They buzz my head all the time when I walk out the door and have only been able to capture one as it was feeding on a feeder a few years ago. will try to find that picture as well.

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Now you have!
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The hummingbirds are now landing on my hand when I change the feeder. I have ordered a hand-held feeder, but have yet to determine how I will feed them and take pics at the same time! They tend to look at me quite directly as you can see in this and the next post’s photos!

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Hummingbirds are one of the most aggressive bird species. They will attack jays, ravens and even some hawks. They climb to great heights and dive bomb each other at up to 60 mph!

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The hummingbird above right is flying backwards away from another bird. Hummers are the only birds that can fly backwards. They can also fly upside down!
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I have purchased a second hanging feeder to lessen the competition between the birds. I have heard and seen the impacts, but so far no bird has been injured, and they even co-operate…

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