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No hummers here yet. Still haven't seen any martins yet either.
 

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They usually dont show here until late April or MAY.I sure miss em and hope they come early as I have two new feeders for them.:smile2:All the Dogwoods have bloomed already as well as the Azaleas because its been so warm here.:eek:oooh:
 

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Our martins are here, & the bluebirds have eggs in their box. Our dogwoods & red clover are blooming also. Haven't actually seen any little hummers, but maybe better get the feeders ready! Thanks for posting that link to the location map; that's really interesting!
 

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smijen/jenny saw two today and ran out and filled the feeders. we have a nest out in the shop now with tiny little white andred speckled egs in it but the mama was just seen as a blur as she came out of thew nest about two inches away from my head the other day. scared the wee out of me!:crazy: I checked yesterday and she had moved the eggs so she must have been coming back in. Got the door cracked so she can come and go.
 

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I just can't get over the reports on that map :eek:oooh: Don't a few of them spots still have snow and freezing temps? Have not seen any yet but according to that they are only a few days away, momma wants the feeds up tomorrow! :smile2:
 

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A little tip. Dont use food coloring in your feeder, it has propylin glycol, if I spelled it right, it will kill hummers. Use premade food which has usda approved coloring. It will say so on the package.
 

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Our little friends showed up yesterday. I'm gonna have to assume not all food coloring is the same ? We have always used it and haven't killed our birds yet. I will look into it more anyway. I wouldn't wanna hurt them ; )

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all you need is about a third cup white sugar per cup of water. nuke it in the microwave to dissolve sugar and sanitize. fill feeders when it cools down. no need for red food color. as you can see in the pic the clear stuff works just fine.
 

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I can't see the pic but I know it's true. We have done it before also. My kids just like the red color, LOL. Usually as long as the feeder has the color it will work..

Hm, I'm gonna paint one white, use no coloring and see what happens for he heck of it.
 
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