Hummingbirds are probably one of my favorite animals. I feel so delighted watching them. They have such personality!
So, we have Mr. King Hummer who sits in our maple tree and guards the feeder. He chases away all other hummers and twitters at them. Sometimes, he’s so feisty he sounds like a hissing cat when he chases those others away!
I like to sit on the deck with my morning coffee and watch him chase the lesser hummers. He often comes to eat and I was so pleased to get a few good shots of him at the feeder!
And we have this lovely trumpet vine that attracts hummers and bees. Do you see her? I think she’s a broad tailed or black chinned.
The girls are more difficult to identify. The rufous chases her and all others away from the feeder, but he leaves them alone at the vine.
I like to sit on the deck most mornings, drinking my coffee and watch the hummingbirds. They come to my feeder that is no more than a couple feet away from me.
They twitter at me and frolic and chase each other. I love it.
My husband captured these shots. They sure are fast!
I got these with my iPhone.
I’m pretty sure these are black chinned hummingbirds.
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I only had ruby throated hummers in Georgia and Texas. I missed hummers in Hawaii (they’re not allowed there due to ruining the pineapple crops) and we have thoroughly enjoyed all the varieties the last couple summers here in Utah.
The kids are as excited as I am about hummers.
We completed hummingbird notebooking pages.
I printed some pics from the Internet and they wrote out their names.
Tori likes to draw.
- Hummingbird Printable Pages
- Hummingbird Lapbook
- Hummingbird Mini Unit
- Make a hummingbird feeder
- Hummingbird projects and activities