It's Outdoor Wednesday
Hosted By: Susan
Be Sure to stop by Susan's to
see all the folks participating today.
Since April is just around the corner ..
I wanted to share with Y'all
what we're in the process of preparing for
around our yard.
Over the last few years we've been trying to
attract hummingbirds to our yard.
I hung the lil liquid feeders and soon we had a couple
of regulars that started feeding.
Although we were happy with the few we had
I wanted more!
A friend suggested we go to
to get more information about them.
Each year in Covington
The Georgia Hummers
host a festival to educate
the public about hummingbird conservation,
feeding hummingbirds, and how to improve
landscaping to attract hummingbirds.
The Festival is held at Gaither's Plantation
here in Covington and they have a
Hummingbird garden set up there,
and by the time the festival comes around
they have hundreds of hummingbirds feasting
on the beautiful plants and feeders.
Members of the Georgia Hummers study group
capture the hummingbirds for banding.
Banding them helps in their study of
migration pathways and they get a
lil health check up as well.
After they are checked out and banded
comes the exciting part..
They pick names out of a pot to
see who gets to release the lil
hummers back into the open.
We bought 5 tickets .. and
put my name on 2 and
Ashley's on the other 3.
She was the lucky one..
Ashley got to release 3 different ones.
2 females & 1 male.
I was so jealous!
Most of them take flight within about
30 seconds.. but
This next picture is of one that she
got to hold for about 3 minutes..
it just stayed and stayed
and got even more jealous!
I didn't pout too long..
How could I ?
Just look at that big ole smile
filled with all that joy.
Thank You Susan for hosting
today's event.. and Thank You
for taking the time to visit my contribution
to today's Outdoor Wednesday.
Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll
have pictures of my very own
flock of Hummers.
Thank You For Visiting
Have A Blessed Day,