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Re: Hummingbird Nest Photos from mom to chicks

Don't know about wearing red, I never do. Was told many years ago by a
professional color consultant - don't wear red unless you're bleeding.
It's true - I do better w/ cool colors being olive skinned. But these
birds are amazing and when I had a pair nesting in the hackberry tree
over the blue & white bed, there was a black swallowtail feasting on one
of the caryopteris and the lady hummer kept dive bombing him until he
went to the further caryopteris. That one underneath the nest was "hers"
apparently. She left him alone on the other one. It was fascinating to
watch - wished I'd had a video camera as it lated about ten minutes.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 6 Nov 2003 18:45:17 -0500

>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> Y'know - you're right! It was very loud - I had forgotten. Such a
>> startling sight to have one an inch from the tip of your nose. Very
>> brave of that little bird may I say!
>:-)  They are really very feisty little birds; don't seem to realize
>just how tiny they are in comparison to anything else.  It is neat to
>have one give you the once over from close range...like it's trying
>to decide whether to allow you to remain where you are or something.
>They also squawk pretty loud at each other:-)  Cute as all get out,
>tho'. and a pleasure to have in the garden.  I have heard that if you
>wear red, they are more likely to come up close to investigate; dunno
>if that is true.
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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