Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hummingbirds Galore

Welcome to all the SITSa's who are dropping by today. I (we) Sandi and I hope that you have a blast reading our posts. I (we) try to comment on everybody that visits but sometimes I (we) get backed up and can't. BUT I (we) eventually get caught up, so hang in there!!!!!!

Thanks again!

Jennifer and Sandi

video

I hope you guys will indulge me for a moment, but this is one of the coolest things I've done in a long time. These little guys (actually.........mostly gals....) let me hold the bird feeder and tape them at the same time. If you turn your speakers up you can hear them chattering. There were so many of them I could feel the air from their wings on my arms and they obviously didn't have a problem with me being so close to them. Don't peck the hand that feeds you I guess.........

~Sandi~

188 comments:

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Sandi, That is VERY VERY VERY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


- Jennifer

Cowguy said...

Hold something red in your lips and stand out there... wear safety glasses. lol

Cool vid!



Heeselpfeffer

Kim said...

I have done the same thing, BUT COOLER! I was holding the bottom of the feeder, and they landed on my thumbs!!! and I felt the wind from their wings... it's SO neat! And it's so amazing to hand them LAND on you!and I would put the feeder in front of my face, and they only inches from my eyes! it truly is amazing.

Mama Dawg said...

That is so cool. I love hummingbirds. I have a couple of feeders in my yard and I get a couple of them, but my grandmother get TONS of them at her place.

Brittany said...

Too cool!

I would totally be FREAKING OUT! Birds are super pretty, but they scare the hell out of me!

Happy SITS day! :)

Megan said...

Wow! That's kinda freaky but cool at the same time!!!

Congrats on being FB today! =D

Future Mama said...

O that is SO cool! I almost bought one of those things! Maybe I will not seeing as they work!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Now this is a vlog that I definitely have not seen before, ladies. Well done! Love that you are giving all of us a bit something different on your SITS day. Thank you for that.

Oh, and your fainting goat sign just made me laugh!

-Francesca

Ter said...

wow that's awesome. I want to get a hummingbird feeder but I know nothing about making the nectar??

CINDERELLA said...

that is a very neat video. very neat indeed.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

That is SO neat!! You are lucky to have so many around like that!

I've noticed one around here, and need to make some nectar and get a new feeder. It loves the honeysuckle out my window.

Happy SITS day! Thanks for the vid, hummingbirds mean something special to me, so that was nice to see!

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Hi I saw you guys on Sits and wanted to show some love. I love your post,hummingbirds are fantastic creatures. We have bird of paradise along all of our kitchen windows, live in California so all year long nearly.. They come up to the windows close.. The cats love it of course.
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Kas said...

I sent this link on to my Mom! She's a hummingbird fanatic! This is soooo awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Oh--and HI from SITS!!!

Tanielle said...

How cool! I'm a little nervous around birds, no matter how small!

Happy SITS day!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

What a great video - I love that I can hear their wings flapping. But those looooong beaks kind of scare me. :)

Happy SITS Day - enjoy it!

Evy said...

Oh wow, that is pretty amazing!

I'm so sad there are no humming birds where I live now. I loved to watch them back in the States.

Happy SITS day!

Always a Southern Girl said...

Happy SITS Day!! That video is so cool. I don't think I could hold the feeder and tape the birds all at the same time. You've got talent girl!! LOL!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Hi there ladies! I'm stopping by from SITS :-) That is really really cool!!!

Sapphire said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!!!!!!!!!

WhiteSockGirl said...

Oh, that is so sweet and cool!

Congrats on being the Sits FB!

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, that was NEAT! My mom has feeders and I love watching 'her' birds when I visit, but she's never had that many at once!!!

Enjoy your SITS day!!!

Housewife Savant said...

If you had a nickel for every comment that says "cool!"...

Yaya said...

Wow! that is amazing!!!!!! Hummingbirds are so cool.

We have a nature trail here called the Bird Song trail and you can walk out into it, put bird seed on your hand and stand very still and birds will literally come and eat it out of your hand!

K said...

That is awesome!

I love humming birds.

Becky said...

Wow, cool. I would have been super freaked out. Birds are okay so long as they're no where near me...
Happy SITS day.

RebeccaMom said...

Wow, really awesome! hope you have a great day being featured, SITSta!

Allison D said...

Hummingbirds are cool, but you are much braver than me!

Kriste said...

Happy SITS day! That is so awesome!

sandy said...

That is amazing!

Cher said...

oh i love those little birds! lucky you to get so close! Happy SITS day!

Jen and Rob said...

Happy SITS Day! That is too cool!

Robin said...

Oh my gosh.....you are the hummingbird whisperer! :-)
Years ago, when the girls were small, I had a feeder in the back yard. Then we moved out to Hawaii where hummingbird feeders are illegal, and although we are back on the mainland (9 years now), I have never replaced it.
I shall go out and buy a feeder today.
Thanks for sharing that and reminding me all that I am missing.
Oh and......Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun. Have a most beautiful day.

Ginger said...

They really are amazing! Excellent filmography! ;) And happy SITS day!
-Ginger (Texas)

Christina Lee said...

WOW!!!!! so awesome! I saw some discovery channel thing that said they eat a TON because their wings beat so fast and burn so much energy throughout the day! happy SITS day!

cat said...

Oh wow, this is so very very cool.

Creative Junkie said...

WOWZERS!

I love to watch them. We don't get too many around here, so when we do, we all stop and watch them. They are amazing.

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your SITS feature today! That video is so neat! I love hummingbirds!!! They are such fascinating creatures!

Lanie said...

That is amazing! Happy SITS day!

carma said...

I have always loved hummingbirds. Excellent video!!

It's dangerous for me to read blogs so early in the morning. For a second I thought you might have been taping something, like with masking tape ;-) and then I came to my senses!

Doh!

Pam said...

Happy SITS Day! What a wonderful video!

HoneyB said...

Very cool! I love having hummingbirds around to watch!! Happy SITS day!

Astrid said...

Awesome!

We get lots of hummingbirds here...I just saw the first one last week! Finally got out the feeders yesterday- they know my house and were buzzing by the windows. I love the little hummingbird wars they have!

Jill said...

That was AWESOME!!! I have never seen more than one at a time!

Happy SITS day!

Noah's Mommy said...

woooohoooo...soo super excited for you....Congrats....

James' Mommy said...

SO COOL! I am very jealous.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that's neat! I don't think I've ever really seen a hummingbird, I don't know that we get them down here in Florida.

Tiffany said...

I hardly ever watch videos on blogs, but that was cool! I love the little sounds they make. Congrats on you SITS day!

Debbie said...

That is incredible! Happy SITS day.

Delectable Dining said...

How cool is that! I can't believe they let you get so close!

Cat said...

Awesome.

Have a great SITS day..

Shanda said...

I've always enjoyed Hummingbirds! We had a feeder when I was growing up. It always amazed me how they could be moving SO fast and yet holding still.

Enjoy the SITSta love today!!

Joy said...

There is nothing more magical than a hummingbird and you scored big time with this video!

Congrats on your SITS day!

mommytoalot said...

Oh that is so neat. I love humming birds. Whevever we go Up North, they are the birds my kids love to look for.

Sarah said...

Cool video. Happy SITS Day!

Manic Mother said...

Congrats on being featured! I am a former MN myself.

Sarah said...

NEAT! Happy SITS day!

Rachel said...

Very Hitchcockian! I can't wait for my hummingbirds to come back!

Kara said...

That is soooo cool! Now I am really wanting a hummingbird feeder. My boys would love that!

Snowberry Creek said...

Love your video. I have a few hummingbirds but not like that. You're talented to hold the feeder and film...I would drop something! lol

Happy SITS Day!

ScribblesNDots said...

How cool!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow! I am so jealous. I want to do that. I love hummingbirds. My family just got back from Palm Springs and one of my favorite things to do was watch this little hummingbird fly around. They are so amazing.

Oh and I live in Minnesota!!

countryfriedmama said...

Happy SITS Day!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That is too cool! I've been hanging a humming bird feeder out for the past two years, but have yet to get even one to stop by for a visit...I'm thinking all the other birds that swarm the other bird feeder keep them at bay...

Happy SITS Day! :)

Wolf said...

i LOVE hummingbirds! i feel privileged every time i get to see one!

happy SITS day!

Ginger said...

So cool! We don't get many hummingbirds in Chicago, so I am amazed! Happy SITS Day, by the way;)

Brandy said...

My stepmom puts out feeders too...it's incredible to see them up close like that.

Great video!

Kasey said...

Wow, that is very cool. Thank you for sharing that with all of us!

Julie said...

How cool. I would be a little freaked out, but still it is cool.
Happy SITS Day!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I used to watch hummingbirds in my grandmother's garden. They are beautiful - but a little scary...

BlogBaby said...

They are so gorgeous! Happy sits day!

BlogBaby

Bethany said...

That is so cool!!!! Happy Sits Day!!! :)

Amy said...

I love hummingbirds! That was awesome. Happy SITS Day!

Lula! said...

OK, I must know your nectar recipe--how did you get that many to come at one time? I've only seen one or two, at the most, at my hummingbird feeder!

Amazing!

My 3 year old is sitting with me--she LOVED watching that.

ilovemy5kids said...

I LOVE hummers! That is too fun! Congrats on your SITs Day! Can't wait to read more about the TEXAN, I'm a little partial.

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Superjaxster said...

First, happy SITS! Second, this is so awesome and I am so jealous! I love hummers - but I only have about 3 or 4 that come to my house. SO cool!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

How cool! There is no way I would be able to do that. Birds freak me out no matter how cute they are!

Happy SITS Day!

JamieH said...

VERY COOL!

Rachel said...

Happy SITS Day!

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Brandy said...

awesome. happy SITS day.

Laura said...

Wow! I love hummingbirds, but I don't think I seen so many at one time.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I should not have played the video with our new ragdoll kitten in the same room. He was bound and determined to get through the screen and TO THE BIRDS! *lol*

Add to that, despite the utter coolness factor, birds TERRIFY ME! And hummingbirds look like they'd be perfect for pecking out eyes!

Happy SITS day! I will definitely be adding you to my daily reads!

tammy said...

Wow, I'll have to show my daughter that video. I have never seen that many hummingbirds at one time. How cool that they let you hold the feeder and stand so close to them. (guess they were hungry!)

Sandy said...

That is so cool! I've been close enough to hear and feel the wind from their wings but I've never seen so many at the same feeder. BTW congrats on your day!

Cammie said...

Happy SITS day. cute birds and awesome video!

Industrioushead said...

Very cool video! Hummingbirds are so cool anyway and to be so close to them, that's a treat.

TuTu's Bliss said...

Congrats on your special day! I miss hummingbirds. We don't have them here. :(

Little Miss Baker said...

Wow. I love hummingbirds and they have a special meaning to me. I am actually thinking of getting a tattoo of one on my birthday in two weeks. How ironic that this was your post! Happy SITS Day Ladies!!!

Cindy said...

Holy cow! That's a lot of hummingbirds! Happy SITS day!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Hummingbirds are cool. Nice video.

Jessica - This Is Worthwhile said...

Wow - they're like great big bees! That's so cool!

Dianna said...

I love, love hummingbirds!! Happy SITS day!

Anita said...

Happy SITS day. My parents live in TX and I'm still fascinated with the hummingbirds every time I see them.

Jodi said...

Very cool! Happy SITS!

Mammatalk said...

Gorgeous birds! Congrats on your big, bloggy day! Enjoy!

foxy said...

That is so incredibly cool! Love it!

Happy SITS to you girls!

foxy said...

That is so incredibly cool! Love it!

Happy SITS to you girls!

CDB said...

Happy SITS day to both of you, enjoy your day in the sun! It looks like those hummingbirds sure did!

Now I definitely need to get one of those things. H'birds are amazing!

Ashley said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!
That's so awesome! I have to say that I've only seen a hummingbird once in real life. They are really awe inspiring, I think!
Have a great one!

Michelle said...

That was neat.

I always try to comment back to my commenters....and I always try to comment on my blog as well. You know, not a lot of people do that.

Rae Ann said...

Happy SITS Day!

I loves me some hummingbirds! I have a friend in CO who can actually reach out to his feeder, snatch one out of the air, pet it, and release it. So very cool!

Sarahlcc♥ said...

That was an amazing video. I let my kids watch it. What was so neat was the way you could hear the birds chattering ~ I've never heard hummingbird chatter! It sounds somewhat like dolphins.

I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your SITS day!

Gypsycaster said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

And lemme just say, that is the COOLEST thing I've seen in a long time!!!!! There were like 6 of them! And not only could you hear them chatting, you could hear their wings buzzing too!!!!
Thanks for posting that! I can't wait to show my hubby tonight!

BookLady said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I can't actually see the video now, I'm using my hubbies laptop that does not have capability. :( From the comments, it sounds wonderful!

Amy said...

That is just too cool! I really need to get one of those feeders.

Happy SITS day! :)

Amy said...

How cool! My boys keep asking to watch it again!

Amy said...

Comin' over from SITS, looks like I might be the 3rd Amy in a row! :)

Wow- so cool!

piecemeal people said...

OK - cool, yes, but I must admit I had a little bit of a case of the heebs going as I was watching that...hummingbirds are neat, but they kind of remind me of bugs. Which are not neat at all.

Vivienne said...

I can't see it right now (maybe it is overwhelmed by requests and is resting...? :) I'll come back and try again.
Happy SITS

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

TS Day girlie!!

Tonya said...

That is so neat! They were all over the place! Happy SITS day!

southernrose said...

Hope you are enjoying your SITS day. How cool is this?! My mil has a hummingbird feeder, but everytime someone goes near it all the birds fly away, so I always thought that they wouldn't fly around people. Might have to get one of my kids to try this, cause I think I'm too chicken!

Tara said...

wow!!! very beautifully cool!!

Karen MEG said...

Happy SITS day... and that video was wonderful... I've never seen so many hummingbirds at once. Usually it's like a flash and they're gone!

Stereos and Souffles said...

Very cool, I love birds, we have 5 zebra finches with possibly more on the way.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

thanks for the warm welcome!! That video is so cool!

christy rose said...

Really neat! I love hummingbirds!

Linda Hughes said...

Way Cool. Thanks for sharing and happy SITS day, too!

The Muse said...

SITS mania...!
LOL
so that makes me ...????
SITS MANIAC...!!!
LOL

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy SITS Day! :) That is a really really cool video!! :)

hellosweetworld said...

That's too cool! I bet it was weird feeling their wings. Hehe....

Happy SITS day!

{Katie Lane} said...

My grandma has a fedder like that for hummingbirds. I love them. But man are you brave to get so close :)

Andrea said...

That's so cool! Happy SITS day!

Ellie-Jayne Designs said...

Incredible video! Hummingbirds are fascinating.

Happy SITS day!

~Amy

Missy said...

WOW now that was really cool. Happy SITS Day!

Janna Bee said...

Wow- now that is really cool, but I won't lie- it would scare the poop out of me to be that close!

glenna said...

Wow!
Happy SITS day

Kari Jenkins said...

Happy SITS day! That is an amazing post! I am terrified by birds but still loved it.

Alex the Girl said...

I've never seen more than one at a time, and that's a rare sight in itself. Amazing video.

Ali said...

I know they are naturally territorial but the one we have that comes around is a major bully--so we only get to enjoy that one mean bird!

natalie said...

Very neat! Happy SITS day!

meghanwelch said...

What an amazing video! The sound of their wings freaks me out a bit, but what beautiful birds!

Jessica said...

Awesome video! I want one!

Michele said...

Happy SITS day!! that was SO COOL!! Made me feel all Springy on this rainy Oregon day!!

Mandy said...

That is so cool! And what arm strength to hold still for that long! :)

Juliet Grossman said...

Cool but perhaps a little freaky too....great video. Happy SITS day!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

I love hummingbirds! Happy SITS day to you both!

Bottles Barbies And Boys said...

HMMMMMMMMM.....Don't swat at me, I'm just poking my nose around here too!

SITS Gal`BBB

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Happy SITS Day!! Awesome!!

Scottish Lass said...

Beautiful!
Happy Sits Day.

MommyAmy said...

WOW!!! That was so cool! So how often to you have to refill your feeder??

Happy SITS Day!

stepalicious said...

Wow! That is cool! What fun! You can also train Chickadees to eat out of your hand...make a cardboard cutout of a person, dress it in one of your shirts and have it "sitting" outside in a chair with birdseed in it's hand. Leave it there for a couple of weeks and watch for the chickadees to come regularly...then...put the shirt on, sit in the chair, put seed in your hand and stay still...they'll eat right out of your hand. Fun!

Mama Nut said...

That's awesome! Happy SITS day!

Rachel said...

How fun!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

How cool is that!?!?!?! I can't believe they got so close to you!

Amy said...

Wow! that is freaking awesome. I wish there were more hummingbirds around here so I could try that.

Beth said...

That is so cool. Thanks for sharing. Happy SITS Day! I hope it's going great.

SuZ said...

Congrats on your saucy day!!! :)

Becky said...

I just bought some annuals that attract hummingbirds and I am hoping that I get some!! Congrats!

Amanda said...

Wow I love little hummers!
Happy SITS day!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Hi Jennifer and Sandi! Sandi, I'm from Texas, too. Okay, so now I want a feeder.

Reeni♥ said...

Came from SITS to say hi! How amazing!

Kristi_runwatch said...

Oh that is so awesome!! I've been wanting a hummingbird feeder - I think you just sealed the deal for me!!!!!!! My daughter would freak out!

Hairline Fracture said...

How cute are those hummingbirds! They move their wings so quickly you can hardly see them!

Leslie said...

Congrats on your SITS day. Enjoy!

Rachel said...

Cool. We used to have 1 feeder and 2 hummies that fought over it... so, we bought 2 feeders and now, we have 2 feeders that they are still fighting over. Go figure?

Kelly Deneen said...

Okay, I totally am freaked out by that. bwahaha!

AP said...

wow!! awesome!! happy SITS day

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness, that was so cool!

Happy SITS day!

Jeannie Finelli, RN said...

I'm laughing because my first thought was "very cool," and I scrolled down to see that everyone else thought the same thing!

gretsky22 said...

Wow, that is just amazing!! I have never seen so many hummingbirds in one place before and the fact that you were holding the feeder is just unbelievable! Excellent footage.

Wendy said...

I love hummingbirds. My grandmother has always had a feeder in front of her kitchen window. I'll have to show her this - it's amazing! :)

shortmama said...

Happy SITS day!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Stopping by from SITS. That is AMAZING! I remember loving to see them when I camped as a kid & my folks would hang a feeder from a tree. Very cool that you got to be so close to them and witness that first hand. Thanks for sharing.

TexasLauren77 said...

Happy SITS Day! That is amazing video!!

Lisa said...

How FANCEE!
I love hummers, a few weeks ago I had 7 now I only have 1 that comes and goes. :(
Happy SITS day! :)Lisa

eastsidemommy said...

Oooooh, I love hummingbirds! I have never seen anything like this though, it's great. :)

Lynn said...

Man those birds were hungry! Or maybe they just heard that you were going to be the featured blogger this week and wanted their 15 minutes in the spotlight! Congrats!

My best, Lynn

Sugar Mommy said...

Awesome! You could hear their wings buzz, too!

Rbarakat said...

Sandi- that is so cool! I had to replay it for the kids they got sucj a kick out of the birds!happy sits day!

Gamma Sharon said...

Wow!!! I used to sit in my back yard and they would fly around me but never that close. I think they are so fun to watch.
Congrats on being the FB.

Nat said...

Wow- that's amazing. I just tweeted a link to this- so neat!

Michelle (hometc) said...

I bet your arm was starting to get tired! As Barbara Walters once asked Katherine Hepburn, "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?" :)

Chandy said...

Congrats for being today's FB! Sorry for the late visit...

All of your featured posts are great!

Bre said...

OMGosh!!!! You BRAVE soul! I'm scared to death of birds!

pan x 8 said...

This was so cool! Even my 2-yr-old loved it!

Controlling My Chaos said...

That was AMAZING. Congrats on your SITS day.

Cyn said...

Didn't your arm get tired?

That was so. Cool!

I've been wanting to buy a hummingbird feeder for a long time and keep thinking--I won't get any hummers, don't waste the money.

But you've inspired me! I'm not going to go out on a limb (so to speak) but I'll pick up a cheapy feeder and hang it on my deck. Wish me luck. And happy SITS! :) GREAT POST!

Charmaine said...

That's so cool but hummingbirds freak me out a little. They're pretty, but being that close to them would not be on my list of things to experience.

Suz said...

that is totally amazing. they are friendly in the garden but wow I can't believe that video & how many of them came to feed. I'll be pasing this on to a friend

Mandy said...

Happy SITS day!

Susan said...

Happy SITS day (a day late).

What A Card said...

Very cool! :)

Cookie Brochette said...

They're cute. Wow, there are so many of them. It does feel a little Hitchcocky, I have to admit!

Cookie B.
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Angie Marion said...

Wow! I haven't seen those since I moved to MD. Now I know why! You have them all at your house!

I'm a day late but at least I'm here. Visiting from SiTS.

Lizgizzy said...

Wow..simply...wow. I thought we had a lot of humming birds in our yard, but clearly I was confused. I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing.

Rachael said...

What an AMAZING video! So cool! Also, I had my sound turned way up and my cat woke up and was looking all around because he could hear the birds. Happy SITS day!

Jenn said...

That is amazing!! Wish we had hummingbirds

Michelle said...

Oh that was way cool. I love that video. I've sadly never seen a hummingbird in person, but that was so COOL. As I just said :)