Beautiful Hummingbirds

Posted By on September 5, 2012

I thought I would share something that I have been enjoying all summer…all the hummingbirds we have attracted to our home. We put up three different feeders, two by the house, and one behind our shed by the garden. All three are regularly emptied.

This one hangs 6 inches from our kitchen window, so we are able to view them extremely close up. They are not shy at all! While sitting in the kitchen, we can hearing their squeaking (which reminds me of a mouse) and their buzzing wings.

As you can see, they are squabbling with each other, which is typical from what I’ve learned. All that are in this video are female (I counted 4), but we have 2-3 males around also. They tend to like the other feeder.

Surprisingly I find it very peaceful to watch them, despite their sporadic behavior. I love to sit out on our back porch and have them zoom around 4 feet from me!

P.S : This is also the first video I have ever uploaded to YouTube, which is surprising for me, since I am a software developer!

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7 Responses to “Beautiful Hummingbirds”

  1. Lynn says:

    Oh that’s so sweet! We just love the little hummers. Sometimes they’ll rest on our poles or wire and we can use the binoculars to watch the hot-pink throat “flash” as they turn their heads.

    So you’re a software developer — I figured as much. Left-brained, analytical, and all that. Are you INTJ, too?

    • Jonathan says:

      Yes I am very analytical.

      I looked up what INTJ is, and I must say I absolutely am, yes

      I am very introverted and quiet, and am always analyzing everything around me, in particular the odd social behaviors that humans have. So that makes a yes for the ‘I’.

      Intuition, in particular, strikes true for me. I cannot do anything but piece things together into a bigger picture particularly with controversial topics such as the problems our country faces. It also applies to my personal life in finance, remodeling, gardening. I am always envisioning my actions creating a larger whole that is beneficial.

      ‘Thinking’ is certainly me. I do not hold to social norms very well. πŸ˜› I wouldn’t say I’m awkward, but if everyone jumped off a cliff (or bought an iPhone), I certainly wouldn’t.

      ‘Judgement’ absolutely applies to me as well. I love predictability. If you’d like to know how much I enjoy things happening as I expect, I have often told my family that I should just build a friend on my computer (an A.I.) that acts as expected, rather than dealing with people! πŸ™‚

      I did not know about the term INTJ, but wow, that is me. Thank you for asking. I’m glad to know I fall in the 1-4%.

    • Jonathan says:

      Just out of curiousity – and because I’m an INTJ – I decided to take an actual test.

      Here are the results.

      Introvert(89%) iNtuitive(75%) iNtuitive Thinking(100%) Judging(56%)

      You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
      You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (75%)
      You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (100%)
      You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (56%)

  2. Lynn says:

    Well, Jonathan, meet your evil-twin. I’m also INTJ and was also a software developer but then got into the analysis side of science where geeks rule and math dictates. πŸ™‚ Geez, I used to hate it when code didn’t mesh and outcome gave me a system error…..

    I can’t remember my INTJ percentages but they were heavily weighted as yours were. I’m also left-brained — I suspect you are too. I’m something like 92% left-brained and analytical. I don’t do touchy-feely very well, except with my goats. I want facts and numbers no b.s. People, crowds, and ‘being social’ don’t float-my-boat so I tend to be reclusive, enjoying my own company more than the company of others.

    Glad you’ve enjoyed learning more about yourself and how you fit in (or don’t) with others!

    Your bud,
    The INTJ Eccentric

    • Jonathan says:

      That’s really cool that you were a developer as well. I really enjoy it, but am also leaning on the computer science/math area as well, also interested in some physics.

      I must admit, I’m not too bad with touchy/feely, if I’m in the mood haha. This isn’t always, though, as my wife has found out.

      Are you still a math whiz? I may have to lean on you for some AI stuff I am doing someday…

  3. Lynn says:

    Heck no — the only math I do now is basic accounting stuff to track government lies. πŸ˜‰ Most of my career was in the fields of nuclear engineering/nuclear utilities management and disaster management. The last computer work was regression analysis for the FEMA disaster assistance databases. Two years after that, I left for good. Retirement before 50 is a very good thing!!! πŸ™‚

    You’ll have to get your wife to take that test to see what she is. My husband is ISTJ.

    Sign me:
    Rare Mastermind/Evil Twin

    • Jonathan says:

      I am very happy (and a little jealous) that you retired before 50! Oh what I wouldn’t give to stop going to work. I’m tired of the contant hum of ‘we must improve’. Why can’t we just accept the fact that we can never get to perfect, and that we are good enough the way we are?

      I do not let work change me, however. I am who I am, and will not change for anyone.

      I actually did have her take it, and she was ISFJ. I guessed what she was and was only off by a letter (J) haha. I know her well.

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