Got me more hummers videos

hummingbirds are very distracting, I tell you what.

Take, for instance, yesterday evening. I wanted to work on a few things but I kept hearing them . . . humming.

. . . so I went out with my phone . . .

I’m about two feet away. The trick is to not make any sudden movements. Also, I’ve learned — or think I’ve learned — they react much more to eye movement than to other small movements. That’s why I either wear sunglasses or keep the phone between them and my eyes.

There’s a problem with keeping the phone too close . . . sometimes I don’t notice the shot isn’t in focus.

Still, I captured some decent slow-motion shots. These are “regular” slow motion (1/8 speed). Samsung “improved” the video editing software to where it’s now near impossible getting a clip of what I want from a longer video so I had to jump a few hoops to get these next three clips the way I wanted them.

This first video is about a minute long and includes the visual treat of watching a hummingbird crap in slow motion . . .

This next video is one minute and twenty seconds long and shows the interaction between hummingbirds.

This next video is two minutes and there’s a short “dead zone” in the middle that I could not clip out. Maybe someday I’ll invest the money and time on a decent editor.

I could have stood out there much longer but a mosquito came near and bit me while I was filming. I figured it was time to head back in because where there’s one mosquito there are many.

Today, I kept inside . . . but saw things like the scene in the following twenty seconds video. It’s not a great video because it’s shot through glass and a screen, but it gives you an idea.

That’s quite the sight . . . five birds on one feeder. I’m guessing they were exhausted from chasing each other and had to take a break and refuel. Mind you, these scenes don’t last long.

Here’s another thing that was happening all afternoon. Watch the whole thing.

. . . to think I was concerned about attracting hummers . . .

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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5 Responses to Got me more hummers videos

  1. AnnMarie says:

    We enjoyed all the videos, but the last one of the multitude was amusing . . . hardly any of them trusted enough to stop and get a sip!


    • disperser says:

      You notice one or two stop and are able to get a few sips before being harassed.

      The crazy thing is that I have five feeders around the property and the two on the side get nearly all the action. I ordered two more feeders (larger capacity) and I’ll try to spread them out a bit more. We’ll see how it works.


  2. Darn mosquito!

    Wowza, Bob, that IS a LOT of hummers! So beautiful! I’ve never seen that many together before! I could sit and watch them all day…and get nothing else done!

    Thank you for feeding them! You need to give your house a name like I-Hum, The Hummer House, Hummer Juice, Hummer Hut, or McHummingbird…HA!

    Okay. I’ll flit away now.
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      Never seen that many at one feeder. I had more than that in Colorado but that was with six feeders on one side of the house.

      It might have been because it was overcast and it had been raining. The flowers were probably all droopy. I’ve not had as many hummers today (but still had a bunch). Got my new feeders (32 oz each) so I won’t have to refill the bottle as often.

      Thanks, Carolyn.

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