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    I Love Hummingbirds

    I have always liked them. I find them to be interesting little buggers. I have a hummingbird tattoo on my shoulder too.
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    Rapid Stillness

    It was amazing to witness a hummingbird in flight, especially when it was up close! As a teenager I recall watching hummingbirds hovering often at a flowering sweet honeysuckle we had in the backyard. I'm sure it is not the first or last time I've enjoyed this experience but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    A Very Surreal Moment..

    I loved the backyard I grew up in. It too me then was a place all my own to escape and be surrounded by nature. This is a memory of a time when I was grown and sitting in the mid-yard with my dad and simply being quiet. A beautiful ruby throated hummingbird flew right in front...
    PinUpPaige PinUpPaige 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Every summer, we go to a cottage with friends.

    It's so beautiful, with breathtaking scenery and situated on a small lake. Last summer, we had a wonderful week and the day we were leaving, we started to pack up. The cottage is two stories so we have a large deck. We would dry our towels over the railings and I decided to...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    Odd Experience

    One summer I was out West with my family, we stopped at a campground over night. They had a hummingbird feeder right outside the office it didn't have stands either. There were quite a few hummingbirds around it. After we set up the camper my parents told me to go get tickets to...
    MidnightV MidnightV 22-25, F Jan 18, 2011

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    Advice From a Hummingbird

    Sip the sweet moments. Let your true colors glow. Don't get your feathers ruffled over little things. Just wing it. Take yourself lightly. Keep your visits short and sweet.   ~~~a quote from a cool t-shirt
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 34 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    After Work

      My home is in the woods near the Pocono Mountains. After work I love sitting on the deck with a cold drink, a good cigar, and watching the hummingbirds as the sun goes down.   There are hanging flowers that they really enjoy as well as a feeder. They chase each other...
    Lampwick Lampwick 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    My favorite little bird,

    they always send a positive message
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 36-40, F Jun 16, 2015

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    I Hate Hummingbirds

    I hate hummingbirds. They appear at my door around early April, and they are not in a good mood. They will literally hover a few feet from my face, and though we do not share a common language I can read their minds. “Where the #@#$%^& are the feeders?” It...
    Firetech Firetech 56-60, M 8 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Magical

    3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, as youd imagime im been a basket case, well, within the first week, i was sitting on the bk deck and trying to control the tears and anger so my family wouldnt see, all of a sudden a hummingbird hovered in front of my face then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    They Always Scare Me At First

    Because I think it's some huge bug! But they are really cool little birds.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Kindergarten

    When I was 5 years old, my dad caught a humbling bird and I was taking it to school for show and tell. An other kid approached me less than a block from home and took the jar from me and released the humbling bird. I went home in tears and my dad gave me a ride to school.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    Hummingbirds

                                               i love hummingbirds. i...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    Tailwind

    This afternoon, I was cleaning my porch after weeks of neglect, when I heard the muffled chirp of a hummingbird. I turned to find one nervously hovering just 5 feet from me, near the feeder that I had just cleaned and re-filled as it was getting dark the day before, and could...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I keep a feeder on my balcony

    so these amazing creatures come visit me. I could contentedly watch them zip and hover for hours
    faerieoglen faerieoglen 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    First Sighting

    I'd always thought hummingbirds were amazing, beautiful creatures, but I'd never seen one live before.Then a couple summers ago, I did. And promptly forgot about the people around me, forgot what I was supposed to be doing, forgot everything.  All I could do was stand there and...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Jul 5, 2012

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    They Aren't The Liars!

    No hummingbird ever told another bird in the sky that he hummed. It was us humans that started saying that and now those poor little creatures don't have any credibility in the bird kingdom because everyone knows it's their wings that make that sound. That's why you never see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    They showed up at our place about a month ago,

    and I was suprised at how territorial they are. One male guards the feeders and runs the rest of them off. Going to have to get some more feeders and spread them around to avoid future problems. I didn't know they have a song either. Faint, high pitched and very brief.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24, 2015

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    I Am With You

    This is only the second post I have made to any forum because I do not feel I am a good writer (so please don't criticize so you can appreciate my true story). The experience was so meaningful to me that I would like to share it. Perhaps it will help someone else who needs a...
    leavesnpetals leavesnpetals 56-60 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Enjoyment

    From the first appearance of the hummingbirds at the feeder, to the last visit in the fall.....I truly enjoy these amazing little creatures visits to my birdfeeder.
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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    I Do Too!

    Yes, I love them. I have one living in my backyard. He/she returns every year for about 5 yrs now. Does anyone remember the song " Hummingbird" by Seals & Crofts? Great song....great artists
    lilyofthenile lilyofthenile 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    I Held One Once. :d

    In the house I lived in as a teen there was a giant picture window at the front of our house. My stepmother was always a bit of a clean-freak that she'd  keep the window so clean that sometimes we'd find songbirds dead on our front porch, from crashing into the window.   So on...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    Albino Hummingbird

    Something that is seldom seen and almost NEVER photographed Albino Hummingbird ! Fifteen-year-old photographer Marlin Shank was fortunate enough To capture several images of a rare albino ruby-throated Hummingbird while in a park in Staunton, Va Very high...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 10 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    They Don't Care About the Color

    Please don't waste your money on the "special red juice" they sell as hummingbird food.   Heat  1 part sugar to 4 parts water.     Fill it... and they will come.
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 40 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    I Love Hummingbirds

    I Love Hummingbirds , They are among the smallest extant of the bird species they can hover in mid-Air and also fly backwards and are the only group of birds to do so,
    lespaulmarK lespaulmarK 36-40 5 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    When The Oak Leaves Are As Big As Bat's Ears...

    ... they arrive like little faeries at my feeder, eager for a long sip of sugar water. And darn it, they deserve it after their long long flight from Central America where they've spent the winter. Where I live we have only one species: the ruby-throated hummingbird, about...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    Symbol Of Eternal Love, Joy And Celebration

    Hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.  The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation.
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Birds

    When i was at young age i never appreciates this tiny birds lurking on the flowers of the trees that i grow up and you know what i shot those tiny bird not knowing it will affect the balance of nature,slowly after sometime i learn to love them just looking at perch and watching...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M Dec 1, 2011

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    I've Loved Hummingbirds Ever Since I Saw One In the Movie Pocahontas As a Kid

    we don't get them here in New Zealand, but I think they're really beautiful
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F Jul 25, 2008

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    They Are Beautiful

    I love watching the hummingbirds in my yard. They are beautiful and fascinating creatures. Currently we have 4 feeders in the front yard and 1 in the back. We found we had to have several feeders going to prevent a couple of the little bully birds from dominating the feeders. We...
    piper66 piper66 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    An Amazing Flyer

    While on a trip to a hot climate I got to see some hummingbirds out front of my hotel. What an amazing little bird they are. The way they can fly is so incredible. I found them to be so fascinating I could litterally watch them for hours.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    i cant get kids myself since my womb is totally wrecked after i lost one at young age. maybe this is the reason why im sooo in love with my neice. shes 11 and she is like my own...
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    I hope to meet someone one day who I can release all of my inhibitions with. We would explore every position possible, and then make up some of our own. Our love would not revolve...
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    Any other folks out there that love to walk in the rain? What is it about the sensation of having rain pelt your face without worrying about getting wet. In fact, I welcome the...
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    If we are going to survive this difficult world(and each other),we will need all the love in our hearts and souls!" I live for love,love keeps me sane, makes me want to rise in...
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    To 'Love' yourself, may sound idiotically stuck up and stupid, especially as it reeks with a range of different implications. To love yourself can be ugly when you are treating...
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    No More I Love Yous I used to be lunatic from the gracious days I used to be woebegone and so restless nights My aching heart would bleed for you to see Oh but now... (I don't...
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    The Poignancy Of Love The majestic beauty of this enchanted place stands pale in its comparison to thee crested in a night of armor a simple wanderer of the truth in a deathly...
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