Hummingbirds

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by ozzy, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Anyone got them little buggers buzzing around yet? Might be a bit early yet, just cant remember when they come around. :big_smile:
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    they should be showing up here any time. I need to fill my feeders up for them.
     

  3. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    Heres the link.



    http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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

    jim New Member

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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:
     
  6. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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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!
     
  7. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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  8. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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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.
     
  9. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Thanks, Catsmith, for the update. Now I KNOW I gotta get the feeder filled!
     
  10. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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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:
     
  11. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Seen my first one for the year this morning at my feeder. :big_smile:
     
  12. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Hey Ozzy, Im going to have the humminbirt on my Sea Ark buzzing Sun. showing me BIG BLUE CATS LOL ><(((((*>
     
  13. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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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.
     
  14. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    I had 2 at my feeder today.
     
  15. cods

    cods New Member

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    I have hummers put the feeders up a week ago.
     
  16. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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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 ; )

    -im-
     
  17. Bayoubear

    Bayoubear New Member

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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.
     
  18. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    The wife saw four hummers today at our feeder.
     
  19. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  20. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I see the pic now....Real good picture there !!!..thanks for showing us

    -Jim-