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Hummer Festival 2014

I feel so lucky to have been at  The Hummer Festival 2014 in Rockport, Texas last Saturday.

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My son and I attended the lecture, Hummingbird Friendly Yards, and  visited several homes in Rockport where hummingbirds like to congregate.  We saw dozens of Hummingbirds like these two females at a feeder.

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Hummers don’t care what type of feeder you have purchased. Just make sure the sugar water (4parts water to 1 part sugar) is clean and the color red is on the feeder. Here’s how one homeowner added red.

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There are many varieties of Hummingbirds  that buzz through  Rockport: Buff- Bellied, Rufous-tailed, Black Chinned, Caliope, Allens, Anna, Broad- Tailed, Broad- Billed and the Ruby Throated which is the most prevalent.  I would like to see Anna because we share the same name.  The male Ruby Throat has guess what…a ruby throat!

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Too bad we missed the class, Photographing Hummingbirds and other Small Birds. Next year I will try to catch that and have a little bit sharper pictures.  Other interesting classes were: Smart Phone Digiscoping with a practice session, Binoculars, Scopes, and More, Endangered Hummingbirds What Can We Do to Preserve Them. you could follow the birds by boat, bus, or on foot.

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Ann

More Hummingbird Info Here.

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