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Post  roddie Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:32 pm

Lynne and I named Henry this evening. I figured that he was a male.. because of his bright-red/orange plumage on the front of his neck. Henry had been feeding at a newly-placed nectar-feeder. I first noticed him early yesterday morning. He was hanging "upside-down" from a perch.. Huh... I thought that he might be "stuck".. but he righted-himself and moved to a different perch out of view. I didn't think any more about it.. and hadn't mentioned it to Lynne.

Later in the afternoon, Lynne alerted me that there was a hummingbird hanging upside-down from the feeder. She thought it was dead. I knew that it must be the same bird. I went outdoors and reached-up for the little bird. He fell into my hand.. "fluttering his wings" for a second or two.. but then settled into my palm.

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There was obviously something wrong with little Henry. He was weak.. so I placed him on a table on our deck and mixed-up a micro-batch of nectar which I put in the cap from a soda bottle.. and placed it under his beak. He drank a little bit of it.

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I left him on the table with the little capful of nectar for the night; free to fly-away if he had the strength. This morning it was raining.. and he was still there. Soaking-wet; he turned his head and moved his tail-feathers. I was glad that he was still alive.

When I returned from work this afternoon.. Henry had passed-away.

I decided to give him a burial.. since I'd held him in my palm and fed him. We'd planted some Salvia.. which has red flowers that attract hummingbirds.. so I laid him down atop a bed of the flower-petals.. placed in a small tin.

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He was laid to rest beneath a perennial hosta in our backyard. Rest in peace little Henry.
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Post  Ken Cook Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Nicely done, I would've done the same. I'm truly amazed by them and I certainly wouldn't want one to suffer . Ken
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Post  Kim Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:01 pm

Same here...I'm a big fan of these little guys...even to the point of enlisting them in an occasional sight-gag.

Well done, Roddie.

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Post  Marleysky Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:15 pm

Nice actions on both your parts, Roddie and Kim. Henry could have expired from old age, they do migrate from somewhere in Mexico. Kim's picture of the re-fueling is great!!
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Post  Oldenginerod Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:13 am

Last year I heard some chirping coming from the garden & discovered baby Wattlebird under a tree in the garden.  
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Nowhere near as pretty as Henry.

There didn't appear to be a nest in the tree but I did discover a sibling in the tree.  They obviously had fledged from the nest, but a sudden burst of nasty cold & wet weather had spoiled their plans.  I managed to catch him and sat him on a branch next to his sibling- young & injured birds don't last more than a few hours on the ground around here as there a numerous local cats who are very opportunistic.
They were cold & wet so I decided to make them a cosy straw nest in a fork in the tree.  Sadly, for all my efforts, I found them both huddled together dead on the ground under the tree next day.  Funny how we can become so easily and quickly attached to a small helpless creature.
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Post  akjgardner Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:56 am

Kim wrote:Same here...I'm a big fan of these little guys...even to the point of enlisting them in an occasional sight-gag.

Well done, Roddie.

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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:48 am

Double greenies for Henry and air refueling. + +

Birds love to get into the open doors of the four car garage.  When I see them I open all four doors and vacate.  A sad day was when I found a dead hummingbird on the floor, a clone of Henry with iridescent plumage on his breast. I took a moment to study him up close but dispatched him with much less reverence than roddie did perhaps because I did not have a prior relationship with him.

Hummingbirds are delicate little creatures with a phenomenal heart rate. The July issue of National Geographic has an extensive article about them with amazing pictures.  If you don't get it, it's worth a trip to the library.

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Post  KariFS Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:25 pm

Poor Henry Sad

Well, that is how nature works I guess. There's no hummingbirds in Finland but when I lived in the US I saw a few. Their metabolism really is something Shocked I suppose they can't go for many hours without eating. To me they are the birdlife equivalents of Tee Dee .010s, amazingly small, amazingly high-revving Very Happy
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Post  roddie Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:03 pm

Thank You; all who have commented. I have a VERY sensitive/passionate side to me. Maybe it's the "Musician" thing.. I'm not sure.. but it comes from somewhere.

I posted a vid that I shot during Hurricane "Irene".. back in 2011. It hit Rhode Island pretty hard. High-winds.. broken branches.. leaves all over the yard. We had hummingbird-feeders full of nectar at the time. This feeder was right outside the kitchen-window for me to capture some video. It was amazing to see these tiny birds.. feeding/"flying" in this type of weather. No other birds were seen during this storm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs0Lek9pgTw

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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:02 pm

roddie wrote:Thank You; all who have commented. I have a VERY sensitive/passionate side to me. Maybe it's the "Musician" thing.. I'm not sure.. but it comes from somewhere.

I posted a vid that I shot during Hurricane "Irene".. back in 2011. It hit Rhode Island pretty hard. High-winds.. broken branches.. leaves all over the yard. We had hummingbird-feeders full of nectar at the time. This feeder was right outside the kitchen-window for me to capture some video. It was amazing to see these tiny birds.. feeding/"flying" in this type of weather. No other birds were seen during this storm.

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Not surprised, they have a high need for calories to survive. They gotta eat Rain or shine
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:04 pm

Darn. Despite my best efforts..........

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I found an expired Hummingbird on the garage floor. The first and hopefully only one this season. She must have got in while the door was fully open and I was mixing paint for the shed deck.

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I'm not sure what do do with her, a Gandhi funeral....ashes to ashes, or something else. I have margarine containers that are reasonably water tight. The occasional mouse trapped in the basement gets tossed in the back yard to feed a snake or more likely a Red Shouldered Hawk but a bird...........
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