Just settle into the hammock or in a swing on the farm at Big Mill and wait …. but not for very long.
Yes, you’ll have to wind down and be still and quiet – but you will be well-rewarded. Soon, right before your eyes, the birds start singing and hop out of their hiding places, finding bugs and seeds for dinner.
It is magic.
Big Mill B&B is a bird lover’s paradise and a photographer’s dream. A few days ago I set up my video camera, nodded to the hummingbirds and then sat back and watched as they performed just for me. Thanks to the internet, you have a birds-eye view too. Be sure to turn up your speakers — you can actually hear the hummers’ wings flapping!
At one point, there are so many birds flying in and out of the frame, it’s hard to keep count! Here’s a fun challenge – in the comments below — tell me the highest number of birds you can spot in a single frame? <Hint: Not just hummers!>
Want hummers in your yard? Get a feeder. I really like these Best 1 Hummingbird Feeders – I’ve used mine for years. Then make up a sugar syrup Hummingbird Nectar Recipe and have fun.
Here’s the edited version of the hummingbirds (about 3 /2 minutes long)
And here’s the Extended Play version, perfect for a 10-minute retreat
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