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by patches1414 on August 14, 2006 07:10 AM
I was just outside working in one of my perennial beds and I could see and hear something buzzing around me. I caught a quick glimpse of it, out of the corner of my eye, and decided it was a bumble bee. [scaredy] Well, I thought it best to work somewhere else rather than disturb it and take a chance of getting stung. [Eek!] As I stepped out of the bed I was looking for it and got the bigget surprise of my life! [shocked] It was a tiny little Hummingbird, no bigger than a bumble bee and it was flying around from flower to flower (mostly my pink Phlox) and having a great time! It was so neat to watch! [Smile]

I always get a lot of Hummers, but I have never seen one this small! It really was no bigger than a bumble bee! Was this a baby Hummer or are there some Hummingbirds that are this tiny? [dunno]

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by afgreyparrot on August 14, 2006 07:24 AM
Patti...I have a lot of hummer babies...and they are tiny!

I'd say it was a baby.

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by Triss on August 14, 2006 07:31 AM
That is really neat Patti! Hope you get to see more and more!

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by TulsaRose on August 14, 2006 08:14 AM
Another missed "Kodak Moment" and what a great subject that would have been. I've never seen a baby one so I can only imagine how excited you were. [Wink]

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by gardenfairy on August 14, 2006 10:42 AM
OH, a bet it is cute as a button!!! I would love to see a baby hummer!!

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by patches1414 on August 14, 2006 11:00 AM
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Patti...I have a lot of hummer babies...and they are tiny!

I'd say it was a baby.

Thanks, Cindy! [kissies] In all these years I've never seen a Hummer that small! It was wonderful! [Wink]

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Another missed "Kodak Moment" and what a great subject that would have been.
I know, Rosie, but even if I would have had my camera it wouldn't zoom in enough to get a good picture. [Frown] I don't think it would even capture an adult Hummer! [Roll Eyes]

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by Wrennie on August 14, 2006 12:36 PM
there are 338 species of hummers. The smallest {{get this}} is called a bumblebee hummingbird, I think its only 1" to 1 1/2" long. The largest is 7 1/2" long. Baby birds are the same or very close to the same size as an adult bird by the time they fledge the nest. I have had people SwEaR that hummingbird moths are baby hummingbirds. NOT! Check out Rubythroat.org

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by Wrennie on August 14, 2006 12:38 PM
P.S. I'm not doubting your baby. Especially since you heard the hummmmm. The moths are noiseless. Cool, but noiseless. [grin]

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by Thornius on August 14, 2006 02:04 PM
Here's a pic of the aforementioned moth I took last year. It's called a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth. It's a member of the Sphinx Moth family.

SNOWBERRY CLEARWING HUMMINGBIRD MOTH
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