[Tweeters] Hummingbirds

McComb Gardens info at mccombgardens.com
Mon Jul 29 19:04:31 PDT 2013

I have had Anna's for 4 years.
They are residents; and nesters.

I no longer have Rufous in the Gardens.
I do see them on my morning walk.
Any other Tweeters have this experience?


McComb Gardens
751 McComb Road
Sequim, WA 98382-7882
info at mccombgardens.com

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Caryn
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 6:45 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Woodpeckers and Hummers / Wedgwood

Hi Tweeters -

While working in the garden today had both a Hairy and Downy hanging out
together - is this typical behavior? It was nice to actually see them both
at the same time to actually confirm the size difference. The Hairy was
quite relaxed with us doing our work right near him.

Also had a Rufous hummer come and sit for about a minute in a hardy fuchsia.

We have a resident male Anna's (not sure now if it's a new one) and it has
the funniest sound when it "hums". It's like a buzz bomb or one of those
wind up rubberband toys. Not the usual whirring. Wish I could record it. Is
this due to a missing feather or a "defect"? Would love to know if it's
just his own sound. Have never heard one sound like this. Is this common?

Also have been enjoying the robins coming down while we dig - wondering if
they might be familiar with this work's sound and know the rewards from it.
I actually picked up a worm or two and threw them over to a robin watching
from the fence and as soon as they hit the ground, she went down to snatch
them up.

Time for some human grub...

Caryn / Wedgwood

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