Edwardsville IL Homes for Sale and Real Estate : Hummingbirds Are Zipping Through Illinois Gardens This Summer

Hummingbirds Are Zipping Through Illinois Gardens This Summer

Hummingbirds in IllinoisHummingbirds Are Zipping Through Illinois Gardens This Summer

Anyone else feel like your garden is a busy landing strip this season?  

I seem to be seeing more hummingbirds than usual. Maybe it's that we'd put out more feeders filled with the sweet, red nectar they consume at an alarming pace.

Or maybe their annual migration to our home along the Mississippi River flyway has brought greater numbers of the little guys to my house.

Here's a link to an interesting article on hummingbirds from the University of Illinois extension office.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsNancy Milton Holtzscher • August 20 2011 02:57PM

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We love these little creatures, always have been a family favorite!  Thanks for the pic, glad you are enjoying them!

Posted by Jim Valentine (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 6 years ago

We have hummingbirds here all year long. The only real break they take from drinking all of our sugar water and flower nectar is during the rainy season which runs from about mid-December to mid-January.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) about 6 years ago

I love the photo of this little hummer!  Did you take it?  It's an excellent shot!  They are too fast for my camera.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 6 years ago

Nancy, Nice Picture!

I too a have a hummingbird feeder next to a window in our family room.  I thoroughly enjoy watching them.  My observations:  they're very territorial and they're fearless because they know how fast they are.  They'll buzz right past me even though they could easily avoid "my space."  They also drink un-sugared water in our waterfall.

Posted by Lloyd Binen, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411 (Certified Realty Services) about 6 years ago

Jim -- Thanks for stopping by!

Jim -- Must be nice to have them all year. They show up here in mid to late April and can stay until sometime in October.

Ann -- Yes, I took it this morning. They are swift little guys!

Lloyd -- you're right they are fearless. I sit in a chair next to the feeder and they buzz all around me. They also sit for long periods of time and look at me. This is right outside my home office window.

Posted by Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR (RE/MAX Preferred Partners in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs) about 6 years ago

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