Hummer lands on pond waterfall. Youtube link

Hummer lands on pond waterfall. Youtube link

Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:35 pm

July 17th, 2017, 7:20 am #1

Sorry if this was posted already. Im trying to get some ideas on sprucing my pond and was watching Pondiggers videos on YouTube. He posted a video of a hummer landing on his waterfall, figured I would share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mev8jUlHzc
Northlake, IL
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Joined: August 21st, 2012, 2:43 pm

July 17th, 2017, 11:11 am #2

Thanks for posting, brought back memories of an Allen's that visited our backyard one winter in FL.
Only Allen's I have seen and only hummer that regularly would visit the bird bath and a mister we put out.
We have tried over the years to entice the Ruby-throats to use the misters and the bird bath with a bubbling fountain, to no avail.
Joe M.
Lakeland, FL
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July 17th, 2017, 2:57 pm #3

Sorry if this was posted already. Im trying to get some ideas on sprucing my pond and was watching Pondiggers videos on YouTube. He posted a video of a hummer landing on his waterfall, figured I would share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mev8jUlHzc
Joe,

I'm looking around on Amazon and a few other places for a solar powered bird bath that hummingbirds might use. Any recommendations?
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July 17th, 2017, 9:38 pm #4

Sorry if this was posted already. Im trying to get some ideas on sprucing my pond and was watching Pondiggers videos on YouTube. He posted a video of a hummer landing on his waterfall, figured I would share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mev8jUlHzc
Never thought of a solar powered birdbath. Can't help you. If your interest is powering a pump to move water for a fountain or waterfall just match the pumps power requirements with a solar array that will provide the necessary power.
Best advise I can offer.
Joe M.
Lakeland, FL
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July 17th, 2017, 10:18 pm #5

Sorry if this was posted already. Im trying to get some ideas on sprucing my pond and was watching Pondiggers videos on YouTube. He posted a video of a hummer landing on his waterfall, figured I would share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mev8jUlHzc
I never get tired of hummingbirds in water.
-Adrienne
(Staten Island, NY Zone ~7)
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July 18th, 2017, 3:00 am #6

Sorry if this was posted already. Im trying to get some ideas on sprucing my pond and was watching Pondiggers videos on YouTube. He posted a video of a hummer landing on his waterfall, figured I would share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mev8jUlHzc
I have a fountians and should watch to see if they
ever use it, mine did come and investigate me while sprinkling
the plants
Cathy P
Downers Grove, IL
Zone 5
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July 18th, 2017, 5:42 am #7

Sorry if this was posted already. Im trying to get some ideas on sprucing my pond and was watching Pondiggers videos on YouTube. He posted a video of a hummer landing on his waterfall, figured I would share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mev8jUlHzc
We tried a solar powered birdbath once and it was a colossal failure up here in the frozen tundra! Unlike solar lights, it takes a lot of sun power to run a fountain or a bird bath during the day all day. Most of the time it never worked or only ran once in a while. Maybe it would work better in the south though, but a very overcast or rainy day might still be a challenge.

To run the pump in our small garden pond, we had to figure out how to get electricity outside and it wasn't too hard. You might start out with something like the K-Mart Red Fountain---it's under $50 and requires no set up. If you have electricity in our garage, you could run an extension cord from there.

It is a lot of work for us to establish and maintain our small garden pond each year (it has to be taken down in the fall and then everything is cleaned up and the small recirculating waterfall and mister/dripper device is set up again in the spring.) Despite the work of it, we've never regretted having a pond though---we sometimes see hummingbirds flying through the mist and leaf bathing.

Sometimes I think that Western hummingbirds are more inclined to use a water feature---maybe the heat is greater out there and this helps. It is so much fun to watch though.
Madison, WI
Zone 5a
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