At Times They're Fearless

by Paul W.
(Yountville, Calif. U.S.A.)

Yes, the little tigers are at times, fearless of human or bird. I have them come up within three or four feet of me.

It seems that they are trying to talk to me, with there "nock...nock" sounds, while hovering in place, looking at me.

I certainly enjoy the six or eight that we have in our yard. It tickles me to see them by two's all of a sudden shoot straight up in the air forty or fifty feet, and then dive straight down and arching back up just before hitting earth.

I've been able to get a few good pictures of these amazing and beautiful creatures. Each day I go out and sit about five or six feet from the feeders that we have out for them, and it seems that they too enjoy my presence.

They seem to have very little fear of me being there, talking with them and watching them.

One morning, just lately, there happened to be a heavy dew on the ground from the night before.
A friend got the pleasure of seeing them bath themselves.

They would come in like they were going to crash to earth, but instead, they would just skim the top of the grass where the dew was.

After a couple of passes, they'd fly up in the tree and finish cleaning.

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Mar 22, 2009
Gods Beauty
by: Richard W Form americus Kansas

It is so great that we as humble earthly beings can watch one of Gods creation thanks you so much for sharing with me It is to bad that we have to get older to enjoy his creation that have been there all along God Bless

Mar 22, 2009
Thank you for all the great comments
by: Paul W.

Just wanted to let everyone know, that I'm very greatfull for all the encourging commentes. Also, the person who wrote, A Great guy, A great feeder, thank you also, and to let everyone know that this wasn't me tooting my own horn. It's another Paul.
Thanks again
Paul W.

Mar 22, 2009
Good pic!
by: Hugh

I love the little creatures too. Have a feeder over here at"E". The guys love them also. Glad to see you are an avid fan! God bless you!

Mar 21, 2009
A Great Guy - A Great Bird Feeder
by: Paul

He Watches out after other birds to, at our Section here at the Beautiful Veterans Home,
in Lovely Yountville California..

Mar 21, 2009
What a beautiful capture !
by: Cindy, High desert, Calif

It is fun to watch them at play. They are so amazing. I guess that's how they're nicknamed "Little Powerhouses" !! I experience the same.. they don't seem to be afraid of humans, and or other birds. However, The "Road Runner", one of their many predators.. and although very fast at targeting birds.. the little hummers seem to know exactly how to stay out of their way when they are visiting too. I have had it where one of the Road Runners came to visit..(they are mostly ground birds)while one of the hummers was here.. the little hummer flew up and perched himself on the frame of our patio, and just sat, watching the Roadrunner sitting with us. I think the Runner knows there are easier prey to catch.. then the little hummer-jets!!

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