Our first hummingbird sighting of 2022

Our first hummingbird sighting of 2022 is in the photo below. We put up our feeder on Sunday, May 1st. This is a week or two later than we usually do because our weather has been bad. Well, it took less than 24 hours for us to have our first hummingbird sighting of 2022. We saw our first hummingbird Monday morning and have seen them every day since.


Our first hummingbird sighting of 2022

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Our newest hummingbird photo gallery at Pictorem

Recently we created our newest hummingbird photo gallery at Pictorem This newest created photo gallery also contains photographs of floral, landscape and nature photography.

Hummingbird feeding on zinnia flower.

From what we see they appear to be a first class, high quality operation. The photo galleries we created there really do a great job in presenting our photographs. There are many options as to how you can have your prints processed and shipping is free in the United States and Canada.

Hummingbird feeding on agastache tutti fruitti

So, if you have any interest in our new photo gallery click on this link: Purplebears Photography at Pictorem

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Gift ideas for the hummingbird lover

I’m giving you some gift ideas for the hummingbird lover you may know or hummingbird themed products you might want to buy for yourself. I’m sharing with you some lists I’ve made from some of my favorite hummingbird products at Etsy. Just click any of the links below to visit that particular list I’ve made for you.

  • Hummingbird suncatchers

  • Hummingbird wall art

  • Hummingbird earrings

  • Hummingbird brooches and pins

  • Hummingbird hair combs and other hair accessories

  • Hummingbird lockets, necklaces and pendants

  • Hummingbird garden ideas

  • Hummingbird mugs

  • Hummingbird ornaments

    You can visit
    The Holiday Shop at Etsy as well.





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    Hummingbird Christmas gift ideas

    These hummingbird Christmas gift ideas come from our Zazzle store, Purplebearspics. All of the items have been created from our own hummingbird photography. Featured in our hummingbird collection are an ornament, mug, garden flag, calendar, wall clock, wooden jewelry keepsake box, mouse pad and hummingbird photos. Take a look and see if there’s anything you might like. We also have other collections in our store that may be of interest to your holiday shopping. Thank you for looking.

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    Our first and final hummingbird sightings of 2021 and new hummingbird photos

    Our first hummingbird sighting of 2021 was in the third week of April. That’s within a week of when our first sighting usually is. The first hummingbird we saw was a male ruby-throat and about a week and a half later we saw our first female ruby-throat hummingbird. This also is how it usually happens for us.

    Juvenile male ruby-throated hummingbird visiting our cardinal climber vine and porterweed.

    Juvenile male ruby-throated hummingbird visiting our cardinal climber vine and porterweed

     

    We had a lot of activity for 2 or 3 weeks and then it dropped off in visits when the hummingbirds started nesting. After the nesting time was over our hummingbird visits picked up. All of the hummingbird sightings stopped in the third week of September. This happens every year like clockwork. One thing that was different this year from other years was our hummingbirds didn’t go to our plants very often. They just went to the feeder and then left quickly. We figure the problem might have been a neighbor close by had put up a bird feeder that attracted a whole lot of sparrows. The sparrows chase after the hummingbirds. That may have been why they weren’t spending much time at our plants. Hopefully, it will be better next year.

    Hummingbird molting looking a bit ragged.

    Hummingbird molting looking a bit ragged.

    Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding at our purple butterfly bush.

    Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding at our purple butterfly bush.

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    2021 hummingbird migration is almost here!

    The 2021 hummingbird migration is almost here! For all of us hummingbird enthusiasts, the migration is the most anticipated time all winter long. We’ll start watching the progress on the migration maps in early March to see where they are. We usually put our first feeder up sometime around April 15th, depending on the weather and their progress on the migration map. Male ruby-throated hummingbirds show up first and the females follow one to three weeks later. This is what happens at least where we live in the suburbs of Philadelphia. We hang our feeder from a roof pent by our front door so we can look at it each time we walk past the door. It’s pretty exciting for us each year when we spot our first hummingbird.

    2021 hummingbird migration is almost here!

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    Christmas gift ideas for the hummingbird lover

    Below are a few of our Christmas gift ideas for the hummingbird lover.

    Christmas gift ideas for the hummingbird lover - Hummingbirds classic coffee mug
    Hummingbirds classic coffee mug
    by Purplebearspics

    We made this mug from photos taken of hummingbirds in our garden.

    Christmas gift ideas for the hummingbird lover - Hummingbird and purple flowers garden flag

    Hummingbird and purple flowers garden flag
    by Purplebearspics

    We made this garden flag from a photo we took of a hummingbird feeding on our purple butterfly bush.

    If you’d like to see more Christmas gift ideas for the hummingbird or gardening lover you can browse our store: Purplebearspics

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    Our final hummingbird photos and sighting for 2020

    Our final hummingbird sighting for this season was around October 4th or 5th. That’s about 2 weeks later than most years for us. Our first sighting for 2020 this year may have been a little later than normal so maybe that’s why they left a little bit later. Below are a few hummingbird photos we took sometime in September.

    Male hummingbird showing off his new rubies

    Showing off his new rubies

    This first picture looks like a juvenile male ruby-throated hummingbird showing off his first new rubies while perched on top of our salvia amistad.

    Hummingbird suspended in mid-air

    Suspended in mid-air

    This photo captured a hummingbird in mid-air. I think he may be trying to decide which he should visit first, the feeder or visit our flowers.

    Ruby-throated hummingbird and the cardinal climber vine

    Ruby-throated hummingbird and the cardinal climber vine

    This photo shows a ruby-throated hummingbird flying towards our cardinal climber vine.

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    Hummingbirds at our Butterfly Bush

    Here are a few pictures of hummingbirds at our butterfly bush we recently took in our yard. Usually, the hummingbirds don’t really spend a lot of time at our butterfly bush, but this one did.

    Hummingbird at our purple butterfly bush

    He kept coming back all afternoon and kept feeding on as many blooms as possible.

    Hummingbird at our purple buttefly bush

    Our cardinal climber and salvia amistad plants just started blooming. Hopefully, we will be able to get some more photos to post with the hummingbirds on these plants soon.

    Hummingbird at our purple butterfly bush

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    First hummingbird sighting and pictures for 2020 during the pandemic

    Female rubythroat hummingbird
    We’ll tell you a little about the first hummingbird sighting for 2020 during the pandemic and include a few photos. We put out our first hummingbird feeder a little early this year, around the first week in April. Like everyone else during this pandemic we had plenty of time on our hands, so guess we were a little impatient. We didn’t see any hummingbirds until April 29th. That day we saw 2 males and 1 female come to the feeder. During the next 2 weeks we had a lot of visitors to the feeder and then activity started to slack off in the last week. This pattern is very normal for us, we see a lot of hummingbirds the first few weeks after they arrive and then a lot less visits for about the next 2 to 4 weeks. We assume this is their nesting time. Afterwards we usually have a lot of visitors during the rest of the season until about the second week of September.
    Male rubythroat hummingbird
    Because of the pandemic quarantine we haven’t been able to get the plants we usually plant for the hummingbirds. We had some old cardinal climber seeds that we just started, so hopefully they will grow fast. Usually we get some black and blue salvia, Wendy’s wish salvia and some type of agastache for our container plants. We’re hoping to be able to get out soon to get them. We hope to make another post soon with some new photos.
    Through the front door hummingbird photo

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