Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: My New Hummingbird Friends

My New Hummingbird Friends

Alyssa got her Daddy a Hummingbird feeder for Father's Day, however we just hung it a few days ago.

Look at the visitor we had!  The Hummingbird is actually blurry because of the speed of the flapping of the wings, but I tried to get a picture as in-focus as possible.

How do they find the feeders?  The internet says they cannot smell it, and to not worry about coloring the water because they can't see it.  How did these hummingbirds know the feeder was there?  They appeared within an hour of putting it out in the tree.

Hummingbird feeder Austin TX

Hummingbird feeder Austin TX

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Comment balloon 12 commentsDonna Harris • July 19 2009 07:55PM


Donna - They are amazing little creatures. I have a feeder on my deck and have many more this year than last.

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru ( over 9 years ago

What great pictures!  We have one outside that James gave me for Valentine's day one year and I love to see them, they're all over out here.

Have a great night!



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) over 9 years ago

It's a treat to see a hummingbird  - they're so fast the sighting can be over in a second...

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 9 years ago

It's so exciting to see a hummingbird flit around, isn't it?

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) over 9 years ago

I love my feeders because I can sit and watch the little birds chase each other.

Posted by Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community! (Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty) over 9 years ago

I always thought it was the red color that attracted the hummingbirds.  If they can't see it or smell it, then I have no idea how they find it.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

You outdid yourself with these photos! What camera are you using?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 9 years ago

All my feeders have the red flowers and I thought that was what attracted them.  I'd always heard that red attracts, them, but it doesn't look like your feeder had red (or is the tip red)...Anyway, I'm sure your daughter was thrilled.  I always love to see the hummingbirds come!

Chanda panda

Posted by Chanda Barrick, in referral (Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast) over 9 years ago

Lucky you.  I put one out and nobody came.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, -) over 9 years ago

I have humming birds racing around our back yard feeding off the rose of Sharon lineing the fences

Posted by Eric Reid (Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners) over 9 years ago

John, I have never had one before, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

Kathleen, That's great!

Brian, I don't think I had ever actually really seen one until it stopped at the feeder.

Maria, They're so fast!

Valorie, We had a big one and a little one out tonight, but haven't seen more than that.

Christine, I was told to color it too, but the internet, on more than one site, says not to color it as it does nothing... so I just left it.

Margaret, Thanks!  It's just a Canon A710 IS with a 6X zoom. 

Chanda, The tip is just a rubber orange/red color, almost like an eraser top.

Kenneth, That's why I asked how they know it's there...  I have no idea!

Eric, Must be nice to have maintenance free feeding. I have to refil this thing every few days!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 9 years ago

Donna - Great picture. Humming birds are so quick you need to be fast with the camera or they will be gone.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) over 9 years ago