Hummingbird Feeders first went up for sale in 1950, the year I was born. It is possible my Mom bought one of the first ones back then as I always remember the feeders, the ritual of cooking the sugar and the joy of seeing the little birds all my life because of my Mom. Now, there are some people who feel that displaying a Nature Photo with a red plastic feeder is quite tacky! Well, stick it to me again as I disagree! Because of people like my Mom, the red plastic feeders have become a recognized, important feeding source to this other species called hummingbirds! Humans helping birds and birds responding has proven over 62 years that the behavior is beneficial to the birds. More people than ever before are buying feeders, attracting birds and photographing them! The birds come back every year looking for the feeders! A win/win situation in Humans helping Nature instead of destroying it. I encourage You all to get involved with the winning team of Nature Lovers! We are making a difference in Understanding all life.
Link to History of Hummingbird Feeders:
From the Google Search Index:
Highlights by AutoBackUp at G+
Thanks to Awesome AutoBackup at Google, here are some creations from my September 10 pics!
Fun! Fun! Fun!
More info on feeders from Wikipedia:
Feeders and artificial nectar
Your photostudy of the hummingbird migration is in 2 albums on G+Photo Albums. Album 10b and 10c complete September 10 pics. This was the best day so far this year! Enjoy! (To My G+ friends: When you visit the albums, please +1 your faves to help me pic 'best of' pics! Thanks!)
Link to September 10b:
Link to September 10c:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! We are about halfway thru the migration on Sept 10. I can tell you the best pics are still to come! Please share this migration documentation with people that love hummers and honeybees! This is a GIFT my Mom gave to me that I am now giving to You. Who will You give it to?