My beautiful ladies.
(Tom's River. NJ)
Thanks for your website. It's informative and I love the tracker. I didn't know a thing about Hummingbirds till 2 years ago when I saw one drinking nectar from my Rose of Sharon. I was amazed. She was a Ruby. Fast forward till now. I have 7 feeders and about 12 birds I can identify by their markings and colors. When I sit out back they will come within a foot of my hand. One will come close to perching on my hand but as of now she only hovers real close. I'm amazed at their territory behavior over food yet they always seem to share with the others when it comes down to it. Last year a mud wasp decided to light on a feeder while one of the ladies was consuming nectar. She grabbed it, snapped it in half and continued eating. I just happened to be video taping her in slow motion and caught it on video.
I'll sit out back for hours watching my girls, video taping them and doing stills with my Cannon camera.
IM 6-3 and 200 pounds With a shaved head and beard. I'm also a retired Law Enforcement officer with PTSD. My friends and girlfriend revoked my man card because I love these birds so much and spend so much time with them.lol. I don't care because these beautiful birds are amazing creatures that I can spend hours with and they don't talk back or give me a hard time like the aforementioned do. They leave me in amazement and wonder as to why God gave us such beautiful birds. I call them my ladies. They help me cope with the PTSD moreso than any therapist or medicine. The Hummingbirds and my Pit Bull out back with me always start my day off right and the PTSD symptoms are non existent during that time. Thanks again for your website.