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Nov 7, 2008

My new friend 'Peetree'

So, while wondering around in the garden I spotted a hummingbird- the same hummingbird that has been hanging around since we bought the Hummzinger. He has been making a strange noise and chasing off other hummingbirds that come around too.

I discovered the other day that he sits in my camellia in the same spot everyday...not far from the feeder, of course, so I grabbed my camera to try and get some shots. To my surprise, he just sat there waiting for his photo to be taken! He's so tiny and cute! I decided that he should be named 'Peetree'. I just love these photos and can hardly believe I managed to get them. I hope you enjoy them too!

If you want hummingbirds in your yard, I recommend getting the Hummzinger- it is the only one that I have found that stops yellow jackets from getting to the good stuff by inserting these stoppers- the yellow jackets can't reach the food, but the birds can. When the yellow jackets can't get to it they go elsewhere.


The photo's were very big so I had to resize them- do they look a little blurry to you? They are the most clear and detailed photos I have ever taken of these birds-

Happy Gardening!


  • garden girl

    aw! Our resident hummingbirds are long gone. I was never able to get any photos. They taunted me by lingering when I didn't have the camera with me and zooming off when I did.

    Thanks for the feeder tip. I had to take mine down when I noticed the yellowjackets had figured it out.

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Garden Girl,

    Try that feeder and I think you may get some shots- Peetree guarded his! I've had other feeders and never managed to get any shots either, so I think it's safe to say that the feeder has something to do with it!

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