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by gardenfairy on August 12, 2006 08:08 AM
Okay, it may be the heat or I'm hallucinating, but I could have sworn I just saw an orange hummingbird?

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by TulsaRose on August 12, 2006 08:22 AM
Monica, lay down in front of the a\c and cool off then check out this little beauty and see if it looks like your bird... Male Rufous Hummingbird. I bet with the sun shining on him, he would look very orange.

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by gardenfairy on August 12, 2006 08:42 AM
I was thinking that too, Rufous Hummingbirds generally are found out west, right?

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by Thornius on August 12, 2006 09:11 AM
Rufous Hummingbirds ARE western birds. However, a few Rufous Hummingbirds spend the Winter in the Eastern U.S. It's important to keep your hummer feeder out and filled all Winter. I haven't heard of a Rufopus being here this time of year but it is entirely possible. Try to get a picture of it, Monica, and I'll let you know. I HAVE seen a FEW Rufous Hummingbirds.

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by gardenfairy on August 12, 2006 09:17 AM
I've put my camera out on my porch and I will do my best to get a picture if I see him again!!! Hopefully I will!!

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by Jimmy V on August 13, 2006 01:41 PM
Saw my first hummer this morning at one of my feeders. Before I could get the camera spot opened the door and came out and scared him away. [Mad]

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by gardenfairy on August 13, 2006 03:38 PM
Don't worry, he'll be back. I haven't seen my elusive orange hummer anymore. Must have been the heat!!

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by Wrennie on August 14, 2006 01:01 AM
He may have been passing through since its not his usual territory.

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by G~mom on August 14, 2006 01:39 AM
There is such a thing as an Orange Hummingbird.

This picture was taken in Costa-Rica......
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Cool,huh [thumb]

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by loz on August 14, 2006 01:48 AM
Wow, that is so cool! [thumb] [clappy]
by Wrennie on August 14, 2006 01:51 AM
There are more hummingbird species than any other bird in the world.

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by gardenfairy on August 14, 2006 05:45 AM
He is Gorgeous!!! He may have been just passing through, I haven't seen him since.

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by melcon6 on August 14, 2006 07:08 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Wrennie:
There are more hummingbird species than any other bird in the world.
WOW, I didn't know that! [shocked]

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by patches1414 on August 14, 2006 12:33 PM
Beautiful picture, G-Mom! [thumb] Thanks for sharing! [muggs]

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There are more hummingbird species than any other bird in the world.

Geesh, I didn't know that either! [dunno]

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by G~mom on August 15, 2006 12:07 AM
There are 328 different species of Hummingbirds around the world [shocked]

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by Thornius on August 15, 2006 01:35 AM
Yes there are. G~mom and every single one of those 328 species are found in the New World ONLY. No other areas of the world have ANY Hummingbirds except for North America, Central America, and South America.

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by patches1414 on August 15, 2006 06:29 PM
Wow! [shocked] [shocked] That is almost unbelievable! [thumb] Thanks for sharing that information! [kissies]

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