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Friday, April 4, 2014

Flighty Friday!



Kitties!


Mommy went out to take photos of the baby hummingbirds Thursday morning and they scared the bejeebers outta her--they flew right up at her and then into the tree!

They are fiesty little buggers.  Mommy couldn't see the second chick but she sure could hear it...they were both screaming their fool heads off while Missus Hummer dive-bombed Mommy.

About the only time they shut up was when they were getting fed--yup, Mommy saw it(!!)--but unfortunately she wasn't fast enough to get any photos.

The chicks are about half the size of their Mom, less than two inches (5 cm) long.  However, they have a ton of sass...

...and poop...still!

They are still sleeping in the nest but not for too much longer, we think, it's pretty small now compared to how much they've grown.  Since we have two hummerbird feeders they may stick around for a bit before they take off for their own territories--but we don't know for sure.  Hummers aren't known for their sharing abilities, MOL.  In fact, Mommy and Daddy were sitting on the bench in the front yard as it was getting dark and there were at least SIX of 'em squabbling over the feeders!  Topping off for the evening, no doubt.


Happy Friday!

XX  The Lounge Kats  XX

32 comments:

  1. Mommy thinks they're cute!

    We think they need to put a little more "meat" on their bones! MOL!

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  2. Flying toothpicks! My goodness that is scary. Mommy better wear protection if she ventures out again. Now,can they be lured on the catio to provide entertainment ? Do you think they'd notice you drooling under a nectar tube or ten ?

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  3. we fink that kitties can easily swat these little hummers, given the chance. but our mom says they're so adorable they shouldn't be harmed.

    emma and buster

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  4. How cool! Enjoy the Bird TV while you can!

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  5. There is nothing like bird TV so close to your paws!

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  6. those yummers, we mean hummers sure grow up fast!

    ♥Pasha,

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  7. We hope you kitties can see the hummers! Jenna agrees that they need more meat on them :)

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  8. I have only seen once some in a zoo, it's amazing how little they are !

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  9. Brave little hummers, give-bombing Mommy to try to keep her from the nest!

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  10. I'm mighty impressed with your photos! Hummers are so tiny and so fast!

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  11. So near...and yet so far!
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

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  12. i have a soft spot in my heart for sassy chicks.

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  13. They sound like giant buzzing bees, but they sure are cute!

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  14. When you're that tiny, you need a lot of sass to compensate. :-)

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  15. Oh yes hummers are the classic dy-no-mite in small packages. Mom still is amazed at how they dive bomb each other at the feeder. It has 4 stations but one will not let the other on there. Constant aerobatics.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  16. We wish hummingbirds would visit us. They look very interesting.

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  17. Wow, it must have been quite startling for your mom to have hammingbird flying up at her! I wonder if they were protesting pawparazzi!
    They sure are very cute though :-)

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  18. Glogirly LOVES getting buzzed by the hummingbirds!
    ; ) Katie

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  19. guys...we toll ya burds iz rood...noe make that ROOD....noizee.. caca dropperz...may bee NOW yur mom will bee leeve uz !!!

    we just dont make up stuff ya noe; cept may bee R own spellin book :)

    heerz two a wild whitefish week oh end ◄►

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  20. Didnt take long at all for them to start flying! Momma Hummer doesnt appreciate the photo sessions much does she? MOL

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  21. Oh how exciting but do take care from those dive bombing beaks as they look scary.

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  22. Your Bird TV gets better every day.

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  23. Our mommy thinks those birdies are cute! We hope they stay around for more reasons than one!

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  24. Oh that is so much fun seeing your foster kids taking off. You did good getting pictures of the babies. Have a great pictures.

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  25. What cutie-pies. You are so lucky to have them. Last summer was the first time after trying for about five years that we got any hummers to our feeder. Hope they will comeback this summer. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  26. So cool! We know what you mean about hummers not being able to share. We've seen some good fights go on around our feeder.

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  27. I just out my feeder out today. I am hoping for my hummer babies within a few weeks. I will keep their nectar fresh every couple days even if I don't see them.

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  28. Oooh...maybe one (or two) will fly into the Catio. Now that would be exciting, MOL

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  29. That's so kewl to see baby birds humming about! They look so good.

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  30. That sure is a neat sight to see.

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  31. Ooh how I wish we had hummingbirds in Sweden !!

    XOXO

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