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Post Reply So a humming bird just flew into my window.
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Posted 8/20/16
Birds sometimes fly into windows because they can't "see" the glass. This website may be useful:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/why-birds-hit-windows-and-how-you-can-help-prevent-it/
Posted 8/21/16
Wait, don't humming birds die as soon as they stop eating??!?!?1?!?
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So I picked it up and let it recover in my hand =3 it was so delicate I was afraid to hurt it. So small and cute though. My first time actually holding one so cool. It recovered and flew away



Your CR name is so fitting.

I thought only fairytale princesses could handle wild birds.
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Posted 8/22/16
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Posted 8/22/16 , edited 8/22/16
Cute bird. When I was at school they'd be flying around dining on the flowers in the gardens.

All I get bumping into my window panes are the odd bumble bees.
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Humms wrote:

So I picked it up and let it recover in my hand =3 it was so delicate I was afraid to hurt it. So small and cute though. My first time actually holding one so cool. It recovered and flew away



Your CR name is so fitting.

I thought only fairytale princesses could handle wild birds.




I'm sure if you are gentle and calm like I was anyone can handle them, especially if they need a helping hand But I always did have a soft spot for birds.
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That's actually pretty awesome. I used to live in the Deep South, where hummingbirds were more common, especially the ruby-throated hummingbird. We had a feeder in the backyard, and every summer we'd see at least 5 or 6 of the little buggers at peak hours, taking pit stops at the feeder in between hunting down bugs. (True fact, hummingbird diet isn't just limited to nectar, they need protein as well so they go after bugs like mosquitoes, but flying like they do requires massive amounts of energy in the form of easily digestable glucose which is why they drink from flowers and sugerwater feeders.)

Never had one land on me, but I was surprised at how chill they were with people. You could sit right by the feeder and they'd fly every which way all around you.

As far as birds with windows go, at one house where I lived all throughout elementary school, we had this huge solar window in our kitchen. For about 5 years straight, every autumn we'd have this one bird, a male northern cardinal, fly up and perch on top of our barbeque grill and stare at the window, and about once every fifteen seconds he'd fly up and start pecking the window. Best guess was he could see his reflection in the glass but not the glass itself, so he thought it was a rival on his turf and was trying to drive it off. That bird was more or less my alarm clock all through middle school, it was great.
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Posted 8/23/16
It thought you were a pig.
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Posted 8/23/16

Humms wrote:

Thought I would share cause this has never happened before, so I don't know if this is fine for GD.

Just sitting outside, I hear a small thud on the window.

It's a dam humming bird XD. Why it flew into the window I have no clue, I guess the reflection of the trees might have confused it, but I have a feeder hanging up and it always came, but never did it fly into the window before.

So I picked it up and let it recover in my hand =3 it was so delicate I was afraid to hurt it. So small and cute though. My first time actually holding one so cool. It recovered and flew away




Wow, to experience something like that.. I can picture it.. I bet if you tell your family members about it, they'll probably be in shock and said you better wash your hand, why you pick it up you might get deadly disease! >.<
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Posted 8/23/16 , edited 8/23/16
You need humming for the humming bird of Humms

The Spine (Mixed Vocals & Hum)
https://youtu.be/H2D2hVsvQIU
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Humms wrote:

Thought I would share cause this has never happened before, so I don't know if this is fine for GD.

Just sitting outside, I hear a small thud on the window.

It's a dam humming bird XD. Why it flew into the window I have no clue, I guess the reflection of the trees might have confused it, but I have a feeder hanging up and it always came, but never did it fly into the window before.

So I picked it up and let it recover in my hand =3 it was so delicate I was afraid to hurt it. So small and cute though. My first time actually holding one so cool. It recovered and flew away




Wow, to experience something like that.. I can picture it.. I bet if you tell your family members about it, they'll probably be in shock and said you better wash your hand, why you pick it up you might get deadly disease! >.<


I take after them, they would do the same thing, if anything they would be more worried about the bird than me in this situation.
Posted 8/23/16


It has a really nice color
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Posted 8/23/16 , edited 8/23/16
Ohhh that's cool! I wish a tiny bird would recover from head trauma in my hand.
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So cute! It was my father's favorite bird and we had a bunch of hummingbird decorations around the house.
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