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Old Tuesday 18th March 2003, 18:00   #1
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Hummingbird eating an apple!!!

Spring migration is full swing now in Texas, and the first north bound Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived on 12th March. I still have one wintering female Rufous hummingbird - she will be leaving very soon for her summer breeding grounds in the Pacific North-west.

This morning I watched as a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird went to the apple I have out for the Northern Mockingbirds. He appeared to be feeding - there was most probably some sweet apple juice collecting in the hollow that the mockingbirds have made. Snapped a couple of photos of the hummer & the mocker - take a look here:
http://helensbirds.homestead.com/RTHUapple.html
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Old Tuesday 18th March 2003, 18:08   #2
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Really nice pictures Helen. Great to hear of the migration now in full swing.
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Old Tuesday 18th March 2003, 18:10   #3
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cute pics Helen- I'm wondering if there are fruit flies around the apple that the hummingbird could be feeding on- they're drawn to the fruit flies around the fruit and jelly I place out for the B. Orioles in the spring. Only another month til they're here, thanks for sharing the pics :)
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Great capture Helen. I wonder if it was getting desperate for an energy recharge after a long flight and made do with whatever it could find.
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That is so neat Helen! I'm gonna have to try that and see what it brings me.
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Old Wednesday 19th March 2003, 02:21   #6
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That is some awsome photos !!! I just love that. Very cute. And your pics are so clear and sharp !
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Good for you!! I live just north of you on Lake Conroe and have yet to see any hummingbirds!!
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That is really neat Helen and your photos are great. I can't get my mockers to touch an apple but I think I will hang one and see if the hummers like it.
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Thanks for the nice comments about the photos, everyone. Amazing how Photoshop helps sharpen things up!!
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Old Thursday 20th March 2003, 17:30   #10
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Very nice Image Helen. Well Done
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