Anna Art!

We have great bird TV! One of my purrsonal favorite birds to watch is a little female Anna’s Hummingbird! She showed up one day ans was trying to get nectar out of our poor sad geranium that had one flower left! It was starting to snow and I asked Mommy if there was anything we could do for her. Mommy went out and bought some hummingbird food and a feeder and put them out and within 15 minutes she was back! She now spends her day in our tree and comes down and drinks nectar out of the feeder. I LOVE watching her! I sure hope it does not get too cold for the poor little girl. Today, Mommy managed to get a shot of her…it was blurry and so we photoshopped it.

Hummer

Here is some information about the Anna’s Hummingbird:
This hardy little bird is a permanent resident along our Pacific Coast, staying through the winter in many areas where no other hummingbirds are present. More vocal than most hummingbirds, males have a buzzy song, often given while perched. In recent decades the species has expanded its range, probably helped along by flowers and feeders in suburban gardens; it now nests north to British Columbia and east to Arizona.

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30 thoughts on “Anna Art!

  1. Lets hope your sweet little Anna gets all the nectar needed and no snow to freeze in. Is there anyway to provide warm shelter/nectar for such as that wee one?

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    1. I see her at the feeder when it start to get light. I’ve brought the feeder in the nights it has been below freezing and I check the feeder daily as during the winter we get a black mold that appears on everything because of how damp it is. I’ve tried to put the feeder closer to the house and under the eves, but she won’t come that close.
      Barb

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  2. Isn’t that wonderful that you have a special little visitor to watch? My Mom loves hummingbirds but we sure don’t see them in the wintertime. Your little “Anna” is a cute friend Marv…..lucky you!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Our Mom loves hummingbirds. We are so glad you set up a nice place for her. WE used to have hummingbird feeders everywhere but then the cat population grew and so we couldn’t have them any more. We do miss them. That is one great picture. You all have a great day.

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  4. Hari OM
    Oh, Great Bird that is so very beatifeathers!!! How lucky you are to see Anna, Marv. This rendition should be framed for paws-territory. Hugs and whiskeries YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. This is absolutely amazing. It totally looks like a drawing. We never would have expected this started as a photo. We love it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  6. She is a beauty. Ours moved south about 2 months ago. If you run out of food, tell your mom to heat 4 cups of water with one cup of sugar then refrigerate it. XO

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    1. Thanks Ellen, I found a local hummingbird food that is made specifically to support our overwintering bids (Anna’s Hummers regular diet also consists of small insects) and it contains extra nutrients. But I’ve written the recipe down if I can’t find the special food.
      Barb

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  7. My Mom loves hummingbirds…oh does she love those little Jewels. WE only have the Ruby Throated here but they return to our feeders every April and stay through September.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  8. We don’t have Anna’s hummingbirds around here. She’s very pretty. We love watching the hummers that come visit us. Alas, they left a few months ago for greener pastures down south…we miss them…but look forward to them returning in the spring.

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  9. Your cat TV is a lot better than ours here in Michigan right now. Dad puts up suet cakes in the rose of sharon to attract some birds, but the snow keeps most of them away

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  10. Marv we love this post. PG had a hummingbird stuck up here when one winter set in. Art Knapps is where it was hanging around so they brought the hummer into the greenhouses for the winter.

    Jean

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  11. Beautiful bird!!! Dats a loverly drawing!
    and you know what Marv – the banner is definitely marvelous!
    Purrz from Chiquita who likes birds…
    and is chasing the snow on the page…

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