Our 2017 hummingbird season has been a pretty good one. We put our first feeder out the weekend of April 22nd – 23rd and that was about a week later than we normally do. We saw our first hummingbird a day or two later, which is highly unusual. We usually don’t see the first hummingbird for a couple of weeks after having put out the feeder.
The start of the season was like normal, we saw hummingbirds every day for a couple of weeks, then we didn’t see many for a few weeks. We always assume this is the time they start nesting. Think we’ve had more hummingbirds visit this year than ever before. Most of the visits have been to the feeder rather than the plants, but we think that might be because of the tree removal we talked about this time last year.
We tried a new plant this year called Salvia Amistad (pictured above) that goes great with the Black and Blue Salvia. It is now late August and we have hummingbirds visiting non-stop. Haven’t been able to get any real good photos yet but we’ll keep trying. Sadly, they’ll be leaving us in a couple of weeks and we’ll have to wait to see them again until next Spring.
This Noble Gems glittered glass hummingbird clip-on Christmas ornament will definitely make a sparkly addition to your Christmas tree. It’s been made in the tradition of European mouth blown glass and skilled artisans have hand painted it. It’s colors are green, red, white blue and black accented with iridescent glitter. Comes with an easy to attach clip. Measures 3.25″ H x 4.5″ W x 1.75″ D.
4.5″ Noble Gems Glittered Glass Green and Blue Hummingbird Clip-On Christmas Ornament
A hummingbird ornament is a great gift for someone who loves hummingbirds or even just birds in general. Of course, you can always purchase it yourself and have a hummingbird themed Christmas tree, too. Here’s a pretty hummingbird glass ornament. The hummingbird is green with white underneath. It has a red throat and black beak. Measures 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ inches. You’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of these magical little birds even when they’ve gone to warmer weather for the winter.
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We put our first hummingbird feeder up on Wednesday afternoon, April 20th and had our first hummingbird sighting for 2016 a week later on the 27th at about 6:30 that evening. It was a male ruby throated hummingbird.
April 27th is probably one of the earliest dates that we’ve seen our first hummingbird. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any since. Reason may be that the weather hasn’t been very nice for hummingbirds. It’s been cold and wet.
Hopefully, we’ll get some pictures soon so we can make our first pictures of 2016 post.
Mother’s Day will be here soon so I thought I’d start showing you some gift ideas. I think most Mom’s would probably like Lena Liu Nature’s Tiny Miracle women’s pendant necklace but especially any mom who likes hummingbirds or flowers am sure would love it. I’ve featured quite a few of Lena Liu’s hummingbird art on my blog since I think her art is quite unique and all of it is so pretty.
Lena Liu Nature’s Tiny Miracle women’s pendant necklace is another of award winning painter Lena Liu’s hummingbird art. The handcrafted faceted crystal pendant is suspended from a custom bail with solid sterling silver leaves that have been plated in 18k gold with Swarovski crystal accents. Encased within the crystal is a reproduction of her original hummingbird art, “Radiance” It features a hummingbird with delicate flowers in mostly purple and blue pastel colors. The back of the crystal is engraved with Lena Liu’s signature. Pendant measures 1″ H; 2.5 cm H; 18k gold-plated chain measures 18″ L; 45.7 cm L. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Even the gift box it arrives in is a work of art. It features a reproduction of her hummingbird art on the cover.
This hummingbirds watch is perfect for any hummingbird lover, garden lover or someone with a sense of style looking for a whimsical or fun watch.
Hummingbirds watch in silver from Whimsical GIfts Magical little hummingbird is feeding on flowers above it with flowers below, too. Watch is 10″ in length and case diameter is 1.5″. Italian leather band is available in a variety of colors.
Our final hummingbird sighting for 2015 was September 12th and I think that was about the last time we made a post. If I remember correctly, our first sighting was almost a week earlier than usual. For the most part we had a few different hummingbirds visit almost everyday, which is pretty much our normal.
After a blizzard last week, we are sure looking forward to Spring and the return of our hummingbirds. Our best producing plants this past year were pretty much the same as every year, the Cardinal Climber and the Salvia – Black and Blue. We did try one new plant this past season, the Vermillionaire a Cuphea hybrid (cigar plant) but it didn’t get used as much as the others.
We’re still finding it a challenge to get really good photos of our little visitors but we plan to keep working at it. Below are a few more photos from this past season. If you may have an interest here is some hummingbird art for sale