Have you ever had an "interaction" with a hummingbird? Did it acknowledge your p

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  1. zeke2100 profile image77
    zeke2100posted 5 years ago

    Have you ever had an "interaction" with a hummingbird? Did it acknowledge your presence?

    One day in the garden, a pesky pigeon was wanting to eat on our flowers. I got out the broom to chase it away. The pigeon flew to the roof next door to wait until I went inside, only to return after I left. This happened over and over again. At one point, I hid behind our privacy fence with the broom to chase the pigeon. This pigeon somehow knew I was there. A hummingbird appeared out of nowhere and suddenly seemed interested in me, hovering over me, giving away my location to the pigeon. This was my hummingbird encounter. It was very memorable.

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  2. daisyjae profile image79
    daisyjaeposted 5 years ago

    I had a hummingbird feeder in my backyard that was visited by one hummingbird. I forgot to fill it one time,and he hovered in front of my front window and looked at me, as if to tell me he was hungry!

    1. zeke2100 profile image77
      zeke2100posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They are smart little birds

  3. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 5 years ago

    Yes I have on many occasions.  I feed the hummingbirds every year.  I have seen only 3 though come to my feeder.  This is the first year the 2 came early and it was strange.  I was sitting watching the TV and looked out the french doors that we have.  We have other bird feeers hanging from the eave of the deck we have and there are lots of birds coming to get food from them.  It was Thursday night, May 9, 2013 that I noticed something else outside and it was dark already.Hummingbirds usually don't come up this far until the end of May.  They are also the only birds that hover.  Well I saw something hovering near the other bird feeders but was not sure.  It was the only thing that hovered there that night.  So I made some hummingbird liquid and put it in the hummingbird feeder and hung it up  where it usually gets hung.  The next day there were 2 hummingbirds fighting over the feeder!  One of them came right in front of me later in the day and almost said Thank You.  Oh I talk to them and they do listen.  I said to it that it is early and that I thought it was him/her that I saw the night before.

    1. zeke2100 profile image77
      zeke2100posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great story. They seem more intelligent and trusting than other types of birds. We have many Rose of Sharon bushes around our yard, and Hummingbirds love to visit blooming Rose of Sharons.

  4. KathyH profile image94
    KathyHposted 5 years ago

    I haven't personally, but I watched as my husband did! He had just filled up the feeder a bit earlier and the little bird ate and then flew over right NEXT to my husband's head and hovered... I swear he KNEW it was my husband who had filled the feeder for him, I think he was saying "thank you" in his hummingbird way! smile At least my husband told me he was saying thank you! It was SO neat! They do seem like incredibly smart birds!

    1. zeke2100 profile image77
      zeke2100posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They are unlike other birds.

  5. Rusticliving profile image86
    Rusticlivingposted 5 years ago

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    I am always encountering the wonderful hummingbird. I had a wonderful surprise one day while taking pictures of these intimate creatures. While the regulars were enjoying their early evening meal, I happened to be thinking of my brother who is deceased. His presence was very strong in my heart and I "asked him" to verify his presence with me. No sooner had I asked, when a pure white hummingbird flew into my view, enjoyed the nectar from the dispenser and then fluttered its wings in front of me for what seemed like a few minutes and long enough to capture this angel.
    I love how the creatures of this earth teach us day to day of how we as humans should live and treat each other. ♥

    1. zeke2100 profile image77
      zeke2100posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a wonderful experience to share with others.

  6. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

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    Yeah, when the feeder is empty and I was hanging outside my window - the bird hovered directedly in front of me as if to say, "Feed me! Feed me! NOW!"

  7. whonunuwho profile image75
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    Only in viewing them in the flower garden. My sister, when she was seven years of age, once opened her hand toward a humming bird. The little creature came right up and lit in her hand. My dad saw this and took a photo with one of those instant cameras. My mom still has this in a scrap book. I have never seen this happen since and often wondered how my sis was so lucky. whonu

  8. Blond Logic profile image97
    Blond Logicposted 5 years ago

    Here on our farm in Brazil, we are currently having encounters with one. I had been out weeding when I heard the familiar clicking. I looked up and one was sitting on a nest. Although we have seen the nests, after they left, we never encountered one in use.
    Two days after we saw the nest we had heavy rain overnight and the next morning the sodden nest was hanging on a half broken twig. Using cable ties we secured it to the branch and hoped that she would return to her two eggs that looked like Tic Tacs.
    She did.
    Shortly after that, the eggs hatched and we two baby hummingbirds. Then our feeder broke and the hummingbirds here are very fickle. I have three feeders that I bought in the States. The hummingbirds here don't use them. They only like the cheap plastic type. I couldn't find a store that sold one in a 20 km radius. My husband then took the plastic flowers off the broken one and stuck them onto my nice one. Finally she started feeding again.
    Then, last night, another storm and the branch was damaged and one baby fell out and is gone. Using a strong branch from another tree, we strengthened the the branch where the nest is. The nest was wet and has a hole. The mother didn't return to the nest until late afternoon. I will be glad when this young one has flown the nest, it is so stressful being a surrogate parent.

    1. zeke2100 profile image77
      zeke2100posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing this story.

  9. Shorebirdie profile image78
    Shorebirdieposted 3 years ago

    We have Anna's hummingbirds nesting in our yards over several years.  One of the babies raised there now owns her deceased mother's territory.  She chirps when she sees me and will sometimes fly around me.

 
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