• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 10 of 10
    1. #1
      Senior Dog
      Mr Kleb's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      here
      Posts
      1,806
      Thanked: 1550

      Such a tiny mite.

      I put our hummingbird feeder out late last week because one had been sighted about 30 klicks away. Looked out at just the right time yesterday afternoon and saw a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

      It's been a not great week to be a hummingbird - damp, mostly coolish, rainy at times. So I was happy to have the feeder out to help the tiny mite, and am once again astounded by their amazing migration.

      Andrew, Faye, Fitzi, and Lucy

      Not gone, only gone on ahead - Bruno, Rex, BoJo, Kendal, Kingsley, Moonpie, Avis, Corndog, Stella, and now Achilles

      I invite you to visit my blog, Hidden Content .

    2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Mr Kleb For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (05-03-2019), Jen5200 (05-02-2019), labsnewfy (05-03-2019), Macy (05-03-2019), smartrock (05-02-2019), Snowshoe (05-03-2019), SunDance (05-03-2019), Woody (05-03-2019)

    3. #2
      Senior Dog
      Snowshoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      6,927
      Thanked: 4051
      Ohhhhh. People here are seeing Baltimore Orioles so we're going to dig out the feeder, already have some oranges.
      Hidden Content

      Oh boy. A stick in the SNOW! Hidden Content

    4. The Following User Says Thank You to Snowshoe For This Useful Post:

      Mr Kleb (05-03-2019)

    5. #3
      Senior Dog
      Happy
       
      labsnewfy's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      WV
      Posts
      1,934
      Thanked: 988
      awww they are such an amazing little bird.

      With the way habitats are being destroyed around here I usually keep a little something out for the birds off and on all summer long. I want the babies to learn how to feed themselves so I don't usually put anything out in the summer unless we have had a stretch of heat with no rain and especially winter.
      Hidden Content

      Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
      Tootsie - choc lab 10/19/99-8/03/13 adopted
      Bailey - CGC newf/fc 7/12/00-07/15/14 rescued
      Ginger - BT 11/16/05 rescued
      Sarah - blk lab 6/22/06 rescued
      rescued felines - AJ - 8/00 - 1/11, Merlin - 5/20/05, Tucker - 8/3/10, Penny - 7/7/13

    6. The Following User Says Thank You to labsnewfy For This Useful Post:

      Mr Kleb (05-03-2019)

    7. #4
      Best Friend Retriever
      Kleb's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Here and there
      Posts
      559
      Thanked: 364
      I told a coworker that we had seen a hummingbird and the next day she put up her feeder. She said as soon as it was up and she’d barely stepped away that one appeared and then a Baltimore Oriole was feeding.



      Hidden Content
      I'm in
      the zone!

    8. The Following User Says Thank You to Kleb For This Useful Post:

      Mr Kleb (05-03-2019)

    9. #5
      "Sorry"
      Tired
       
      Woody's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      942
      Thanked: 937
      We have some Orioles around the yard along with tons of Blue Jays.


      Over the weekend we had a Red Cardinal sitting on the fence for awhiile but he was too far away to get a picture of.
      Thanks Everyone!!

    10. The Following User Says Thank You to Woody For This Useful Post:

      Mr Kleb (05-03-2019)

    11. #6
      Senior Dog
      smartrock's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Carolina in my mind..
      Posts
      5,047
      Thanked: 3208
      I wish we'd see some orioles around here! I saw an article just yesterday by one of our local news guys about someone in western MD having orioles and rose breasted grosbeaks in their yard where they'd put a hummingbird feeder out that also had some orange halves and a little cup of grape jelly stuck on the top. They were hoping to appeal to orioles and thought the hummingbird feeder's color might have helped attract them to some of their favorite foods.

    12. The Following User Says Thank You to smartrock For This Useful Post:

      Mr Kleb (05-03-2019)

    13. #7
      Moderator
      barry581's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Dover
      Posts
      6,339
      Thanked: 5803
      I'm pretty jealous. I'm from Baltimore, and I've never seen an Oriole. We get tons of Cardinals and Blue Jays around here. I love seeing hummingbirds, but sadly we don't get them here.

    14. The Following User Says Thank You to barry581 For This Useful Post:

      Mr Kleb (05-03-2019)

    15. #8
      Senior Dog
      Mr Kleb's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      here
      Posts
      1,806
      Thanked: 1550
      Snowshoe, I did see an oriole yesterday. Last year it (or another one) preferred the hummingbird feeder to the oriole feeder!

      labsnewfy, I have fed the songbirds year round, though at a less prodiguous (sp?) rate from late spring through early fall. This year we began providing water a few weeks ago.

      Woody, we have lots of different birds. Goldfinches, house finches, pine siskins, grackles, starlings, a woodpecker, two different kinds of nuthatches, bluejays, the oriole, mourning doves, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (it should arrive any day now), It’s not only because we feed the birds. It’s also because there’s a variety of trees on our block and we have lots of different plantings in our yard.

      smartrock as I mentioned we have an oriole which likes the hummingbird feeder more than its own feeder.

    16. #9
      Senior Dog
      Snowshoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      6,927
      Thanked: 4051
      I've just learned the Orioles will come for bananas too. As will Monarch butterflies.

    17. The Following User Says Thank You to Snowshoe For This Useful Post:

      Mr Kleb (05-05-2019)

    18. #10
      Senior Dog
      Mr Kleb's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      here
      Posts
      1,806
      Thanked: 1550
      I didn't know about bananas!

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •