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Old 05-05-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Hummingbirds

Anyone know the approximate date of the arrival of the hummers? Our feeder is filled and we're anxiously awaiting them!
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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Default Hummingbirds

Mothers Day seems to be the time.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
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Me too. I have had them as early as mid April in the past.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:37 AM   #4
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By now they are usually dive bombing me to get the feeder up. Soon, very soon.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:39 AM   #5
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Default Not sure on the time for Hummingbirds...

But the bears are around by mid June.

From last June 19th.

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He/She was a little one last year...
hope He/She lost my address.

Seriously, they do love birdfeeders and
you need to try to bear proof the feeders.

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Old 05-06-2010, 06:45 AM   #6
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Default Migration maps!

If you go to hummingbirds.net and click on their link to their migration maps you can see that they have been seen up in Canada already! They have been here in CT for two weeks now.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:06 AM   #7
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Default Can the Orioles Be Far Behind?

I am in anticipation of the return of the Orioles, as well. Every day I listen for their call and look for a bright flash of orange in the tree top. They usually make their appearance around mid May but thought they might be a wee' bit earlier this year, as everything seems to be two weeks ahead of schedule.

Ah, sweet spring!
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:37 AM   #8
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Default Nice Photo

Hi Steve,
Great Photo! I have a few of him too! That is not what you think it is, though...It is a NH "HummingBear!" LOL
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:50 AM   #9
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Great Photo! I have a few of him too! That is not what you think it is, though...It is a NH "HummingBear!" LOL
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I wish I had thought of that, would have kept me more "on thread"
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:11 PM   #10
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They asked us last Saturday to put it up so we obeyed and put it up and they have been there everyday since.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:26 PM   #11
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Default still waiting

I put mine up last Sunday here in North Central Mass, and still no takers. I usually see them before I put the feeder up. Just have to be patient, I guess!
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:23 PM   #12
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For some reason, we haven't seen any in our yard which is just west of Philadelphia and we should have seen them by now. Feeders have been up for the past two weeks (nectar changed every 4/5 days). We have had some real warm weather too.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:15 AM   #13
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Red face

There once was an ambling bear named Kelvin,
Who espied a humming-bear-feeder while delvin'
He sipped the nectar most daintily,
Then remarked quite blatantly,



"This is an even-better brew than at Melvin".


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Old 05-09-2010, 07:29 AM   #14
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Default Welcome Back!

We first saw this young male 2 days ago, so we left the camera at the ready.

I caught him pretty good just this morning.

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Snowing and Hummingbirds, who wouda thunk it!
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:10 AM   #15
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Default Must be getting really old.

I thought I had posted this the other day, but obviously not . I cleaned the feeders and put them out on Thursday, and Friday evening we looked out and had a Hummer at the feeder. We thought we had seen one where we hang the feeders about a week earlier, but it was such a quick glance, we weren't sure.
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I thought I had posted this the other day, but obviously not . I cleaned the feeders and put them out on Thursday, and Friday evening we looked out and had a Hummer at the feeder. We thought we had seen one where we hang the feeders about a week earlier, but it was such a quick glance, we weren't sure.
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Had a female arrive this morning about 8:00AM. She looked a little cold out there.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:07 PM   #18
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Had a female arrive this morning about 8:00AM. She looked a little cold out there.
Are you sure it was a female? It might have had a shrunken "club" from the cold.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #19
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I sure. She was no Red Neck. She came back a little later for some more Food.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:42 PM   #20
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Put up my feeder yesterday and there was a hummingbird at the feeder already today when I got home from work. So they are around......
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:56 PM   #21
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Had a male in my garden on Saturday and I haven't even put out the feeder yet, Melvin Village area.
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Had a male in my garden on Saturday and I haven't even put out the feeder yet, Melvin Village area.
I put my hummingbird feeders up last evening and 5 minutes later I had hummingbirds at both feeders.
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Hopefully OK to post a link to a youtube video I found about a hummingbird.

This is in super slow motion....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8vjY...eature=related

I had a few birds at my feeder yesterday but did not see any today. Maybe time to change the fluid in the bottle?

I know the raccoons like it, because I caught one trying to drink out of it last night...Argh!
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #24
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Our H Birds typically sit on the perches to drink. Today RG noticed that they were hovering. On closer inspection she noticed that all the perches had been broken off and most of liquid removed. Now the quest to find out what new animal we have on the island.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:47 PM   #25
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Caught this one tonight at the feeder. It chased away another one as I getting ready to take the firsts ones picture...

Hard see against the tree.....

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RG - my cat about knocked over my iMac for that one... great little video. You should market it as CatTV.
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Celia took this on our deck at the lake last week with her new flip share camera. After seeing the one that Don has I tried to buy one for work but it was immediately commandeered for a higher purpose.
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Love the vid Rattlesnake Guy. Good job Celia.

I have a little problem and was hoping somebody out there might have a suggestion. For the first time I am using a "shepherd's hook" to hang my hummingbird feeders. It didn't take long before it attracted ants. I sprayed it and that eliminated the problem but I don't want to use chemicals around the birds or the shrub at the base of the hook. If anybody has a non-toxic solution I would appreciate hearing about it. Thanks.
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Love the vid Rattlesnake Guy. Good job Celia.

I have a little problem and was hoping somebody out there might have a suggestion. For the first time I am using a "shepherd's hook" to hang my hummingbird feeders. It didn't take long before it attracted ants. I sprayed it and that eliminated the problem but I don't want to use chemicals around the birds or the shrub at the base of the hook. If anybody has a non-toxic solution I would appreciate hearing about it. Thanks.
We have our hummingbird feeder on a sheperd's hook and use Tanglefoot to keep the ants out.

http://www.amazon.com/Tanglefoot-990.../dp/B002KHOSH2
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Default Ant trap that works

We made a successful ant blockade.

1) Cut the bottom off of a plastic cup (about an inch high)

2) Heat a metal shish kabob skewer

3) Pass the hot skwer through the bottom of the plastic cup.

4)Bend a hook on the straight end of the skewer.

5) Put a little epoxy on the dry side of the joint.

6) add some water to the moat and enjoy the ant frustration.
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Very devious RGuy. I can only imagine what you do to keep trespassers of the island!
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Very devious RGuy. I can only imagine what you do to keep trespassers of the island!
Probably something similar to the perimeter guard in that movie "Congo", only with water guns and balloons.
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