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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post

    They look rather happy.

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    Who has humming birds. Just wondering if it is worth getting a feeder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Who has humming birds. Just wondering if it is worth getting a feeder?
    A feeder for humming birds in Thailand? Don't bother. There are no humming birds in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Who has humming birds. Just wondering if it is worth getting a feeder?
    Hummingbirds officially only in the Americas. I have seen them at London Zoo, which, when I was young, had a small hummingbird house, maybe it still does. Fascinating space.

    Thailand does have sunbirds which can more or less hover at flowers if they want to, and they have some interesting moths that will do the same. I don't know if either will come to a feeder. Probably every kind of insect known to man will turn up.
    Has anyone here tried a hummingbird feeder?

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    I love my little hummers. They buzz around and are fantastic. They need a 4 to 1 ratio of boiled sugar water

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    I'd like to see the squirrel that could get his gnashers around this baby.

    It must be the biggest jackfruit I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Has anyone here tried a hummingbird feeder?
    Not living in the Americas..no.

    This pool party is popular.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    A feeder for humming birds in Thailand? Don't bother. There are no humming birds in Thailand.
    So what is the bird that hovers near flowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    So what is the bird that hovers near flowers
    Answered already. Though I haven't personally seen sunbirds hovering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Thailand does have sunbirds which can more or less hover at flowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'd like to see the squirrel that could get his gnashers around this baby.
    Talking of which, what news of the squirrel?

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    ^ We've got three regular visitors as far as I can make out and they've been gorging themselves on a glut of mangoes for the past few weeks.

    Once the mangoes are over I guess they'll go back to the jackfruit and limes.


    We've got another family of hoopoes in one of the nest boxes. The hoopoes seem to compete with the magpie robins for our two nest boxes and I must make some more.



    There's at least two chicks in this clutch...



    And the mum, with a morsel of food at the end of her beak.



    Every time the mum turns up the chicks stick their heads out of the nest box hole and start chirping.



    I've spent ages trying to get a good photo of the mum feeding the chicks but she just moves too fast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'd like to see the squirrel that could get his gnashers around this baby.

    It must be the biggest jackfruit I've ever seen.

    That's a monster!

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    ^ The jackfuit's pretty big as well!


    I decided to give the outside sofa a good clean today and when I removed it found seven toads living underneath.

    Maya must have learnt her lesson... she was very respectful.



    They are surprisingly different.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    They are surprisingly different.
    Perhaps you had to be there.

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    ^ You just need to get up close.


    The wife was complaining first thing this morning that she'd found a couple of little black turds on the living room floor.

    I tend to own up when I've done something wrong but she couldn't pin this one on me... I only had two tins of cider last night.

    I soon found the culprit... he must have hopped in through the back door yesterday after I disturbed the toad family.



    Once he heard the missus on the war path he couldn't wait to get out.

    And who can blame him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post

    Yeah. The handful of varieties of sunbirds and tiny flowerpeckers are easily misidentified as hummingbirds.
    The most common freak of nature that are quick to be identified [wrongly] as hummingbirds in Thailand are the numerous varieties of "Hummingbird Moth" or Sphinx Moth [Macroglossum Stellatarum] that display quick fluttering gossamer type wings....and from a distance resemble hummingbirds.

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    Tonight I was sipping my evening bottle of Leo when there was this 'plop' sound, and on looking around found this fledgling magpie robin sitting on the ground next to me. It was a miracle I saw it before the dogs, so I picked him up.

    For the life of me I couldn't see where the nest was he'd fallen out of... and found myself wishing this hadn't happened. This was one of those events you wished you hadn't seen, because once you have seen it and become involved, you have to do something about it. If I'd had looked around a few seconds later Yogi would have already eaten the poor thing and I would have been none the wiser.

    So anyway, what to do...



    With my arsehole wife I'm busy enough as it is, and to be honest this guy was pretty much doomed already... but I couldn't do nothing... it was too late as I was involved.

    I decided to put him in the hoopoe's nest box... maybe completely the wrong thing to do... but you hear about lions adopting springbok calves and stuff, so maybe there was a chance.

    That's what a man's hand look like, by the way, Hal... hairs and dirt.

    I stuck him in the hoopoe's nest box with the hoopoe babies... good luck matey!



    I stuck the camera through the hole a bit later but could only see a hoopoe chick.

    Like I say, once I see this I have to try and sort it out. It makes me think too much and prevents sleep otherwise.

    I wish sometimes I wasn't like that.

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    FFS we're all involved now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    The most common freak of nature that are quick to be identified [wrongly] as hummingbirds in Thailand are the numerous varieties of "Hummingbird Moth" or Sphinx Moth [Macroglossum Stellatarum] that display quick fluttering gossamer type wings....and from a distance resemble hummingbirds.
    This is true. I was once watching a 'hummingbird' at blossoms up a tall tree and it took a while to realise that it could only be a moth.

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    What I found this morning, obviously enjoying the yesterday chlorination?

    What's in your garden?-img_1764-jpg



    I do not want to swim with you...
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    Bringing him to river
    (seeing that he threw up now a small frog, his booty from the pool
    What's in your garden?-img_1820-jpg





    Off you go to beautiful lotus (while just 2 hands, did not succeed in snapshot)
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