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Are Hummingbirds Angels?

I spent five days in South Carolina watching my father’s hummingbird feeder and I didn’t spy a single hummer even though my dad’s live-in caretaker said only days ago that she saw seven different ones. I have compensated by researching hummingbird websites, locating brilliant online hummingbird photographs, and finding a helpful map of the ruby-throated HB’s recent migration. Additionally, I have discovered that hummingbirds were “sacred pollinators” in the eyes of the Taino Indians who, during the time of Columbus, resided on Carribbean isles and in northeastern South America.

Photo by Scott Robinson

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posted May 16, 2006 at 9:39 pm

Despite my low-level bird phobia, I thoroughly enjoy my hummingbird feeder. Some great resources as to the attributes of birds and animals according to Native Americans are the book “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews and “Animal Medicine Cards” by Jamie Sams. The later associates Hummers with joy, saying they sing a vibration of pure joy, and their song awakens the medicine flowers.>

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posted May 18, 2006 at 9:00 pm

I just saw a hummingbird at my window it kept knocking on it like it wanted in this went on for about 5 to 7 min. it kept coming back, i was writing just by the window, it seemed like it was trying to tell me something. hmmm.>

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posted July 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

Marsha Cavanagh

posted December 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

On Christmas Eve morning, I had to put down my beloved Dog Oscar. The whole time we were in the vets office a little hummingbird was flying in place watching us. He finally landed on a banch in front of the window and stayed with us. He took my little angel Oscar to heaven with him.

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