Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Some neat pictures ~
I am sure this has been around the internet for awhile, and many of you have probably seen these pictures. But I hadn't, and my sister sent them to me this week. I thought they were really neat and since I love photography (and am a wannabee photographer!), I thought I would share them.
Here is what was sent with the pictures: "This is something I have never seen before, or ever even heard of. This lady lives in a Hummingbird fly zone. As they migrated, about 20 of them were in her yard. She took the little red dish, filled it with sugar water and this is the result.
The woman is Abagail Alfano of Pine, Louisiana - she has been studying them daily and one morning put the cup from the feeder, with water in it, in her hand; as they had gotten used to her standing by the feeder they came over to her hand. She says in touching they are as light as a feather. Abagail also said, 'if she had known her husband was taking pictures she would have put on makeup.' "
I checked this out on snopes.com, and it is a true representation of what happened and Mrs. Alfano even has a website telling more about the birds HERE.
Have you set up any birdfeeders for this spring yet? I haven't, and I love to have one or two - not too close to the house (since I have dogs), but where I can enjoy watching them. I don't know if many hummingbirds come around here; I usually do regular birdfeeders for sparrows and such, but I think I would like to try one this year for hummingbirds!
Thanks for coming by!