Hummingbirds, Hummingbirds, And More ….

The weather is warm which means we have a lot of hummingbirds living in my yard.

Hummingbirds live in Orange County year round.

In addition, we have spring babies, plus some migrant hummingbirds, here in the summer.

It’s impossible to count them since they dart around so quickly.

My guess is we have around 50 living in our yard right now.

Yes, really.

Here are four of them:

Hummingbirds Four @ 2013 SHaggerty W-1

Here are another six:

Hummingbirds Six @ 2013 SHaggerty W-1

Here are two males fighting over the feeder:

Hummingbird Standoff @ SHaggerty 2013 W-1

They have no fear of me, at all.

However, they don’t seem to like my dog, Mocha.

Fewer hummingbirds come around when Mocha is outside.

Sometimes they dart at her, as if they’re trying to chase her away.

She lunged at one the other day.

It was hovering in front of her face and dive-bombing her.

She *almost* caught it.  (She thinks?)

When I refill their feeder they will often drink from it while it’s still in my hands.

Suzanne Haggerty Hummingbirds @ 2013 SHaggerty W-1

I’ve told several people I feel like Snow White with the birds tweeting and flocking around me.

Who knew hummingbirds could act so domesticated?


How did I become The  Crazy  Hummingbird Lady?

9 Responses to “Hummingbirds, Hummingbirds, And More ….”

    • Suzanne

      : )
      I just need a few extra men in my life and I’d be *just* like her!

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    I just LOVE the photo of you with the hummingbirds – did PR take it?

    Darling Daughter and I were sitting on our deck one day and saw: chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels, voles and moles, and a variety of birds, including a hawk and the robin that built her nest right outside of the door – we got to watch her feed her four babies several times a day. DD was all, “I feel like I’m in a Disney movie with all this wildlife out here!’

    I should send her to your place!!

    • Suzanne

      Yes, PR took it.
      I can’t believe I forgot to give him photo credit.

      I love having our backyard be a canyon. There’s always a lot of wildlife.
      It sounds like you get a lot too!

  2. Ben

    I don’t think that’s crazy, it’s awesome. Now, if you were surrounded by cats, I would have to think a little bit about it then!

      • Ben

        I’m allergic to cats also. We had three when i started developing the allergy. At this point we have one left.

  3. Julie in Michigan

    Great photos, as always! And, you’re too cute!!

    • Suzanne

      Thank you!
      Photoshop can do wonders with mid-life women! : )


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