Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It's Time for the Sedona Hummingbird Festival

We kind of hated to leave home because there are so many hummingbirds and they are such fun, but off we go to Sedona, AZ. This is THE PREMIER hummingbird festival and one that every hummer-lover should attend at least one. While we're at the Festival, our Etsy shop is "on vacation".

As noted above, we have TONS of hummers buzzing around constantly now. The newly-hatched ones have left the nest and the Moms have brought them all to the feeders. It's been so darn hot that they must think they are at home in the tropical habitat. This video was taken on a rainy day and they were feeding like crazy.

Thank goodness for our neighbor Steve who will keep the feeders full while we are gone. He also keeps the jelly feeders filled for the orioles. We have a bumper crop of those this year, too. Not sure exactly how many Orchard and Baltimore males and females we have in the area, but they too had a bumper crop of babies!

Another shipment of Ozarklake feeders went out to the Birding and Nature Center in South Padre Island, TX, as well as to Alley Gallery in Marion, IA. We're excited to be a part of the re-invention of downtown Marion, IA, This is good news for sure!

Hummingbird fact for today: Some hummingbirds are so small, they have been known to be caught by dragonflies and praying mantis, trapped in spider’s webs, snatched by frogs and stuck on thistles.