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post #1 of 14
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The Ruby Throated hummingbirds have made their fantastic flight across the Gulf of Mexico, and are trekking northward. Spring is nearly here at last
post #2 of 14
Gotta get my feeders up.
I always feel so bad when they aren't up and the young hummers try to feed off the red stripes on our flag.
post #3 of 14
That map is a neat idea! I'd love to see some round my apartment, but they don't seem to like it here. I know some people in houses in my city get hummingbirds visiting.
Arlyn - I can't believe they try to feed off the red stripes!!
post #4 of 14
Only the young birds , those newly out of the nest.
But it makes me feel so bad, they try so hard

If you have a balcony, try getting some butterfly bushes or hanging some fuscia or lipstick plants to attract them.
post #5 of 14
Oooo yeah, time to get those feeders put up then! But not this week...too many storms in our area...

post #6 of 14
I saw 2 here today also and put the feeder up with sugar water till I get to feed store.
post #7 of 14
Very cool map! I'll have to get my feeders out before long as well!
post #8 of 14
Too soon here yet - I'll have to watch the map so I can plot their progress!
post #9 of 14
I can't wait!! I am waiting for the blackchinned hummer to show up. I have some nice honeysuckle vines that are blooming and ready for them. They should be here in another week or so. I used to put feeders up, but they don't really use them because they always like the flowers better. I live in the city so I guess feeders are abundant, but flowers aren't. I love hummers. They are my favorite species of bird.
post #10 of 14
Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
Gotta get my feeders up.
heh i was thinking the same thing. maybe now that i have new camera i can get some good pics of some hummeing birds
post #11 of 14
Just remember, you attract more hummers, and likely keep a few pairs close by if you have your feeders out about 2 weeks before they are due to arrive in your area.
post #12 of 14
I saw my first Hummer of the year yesterday eyeing a hyacinth! I put my feeder up but I haven't seen him again. Soon they'll be everywhere!
post #13 of 14
I have to get some new feeders the old one started leaking really bad last year. But we usually have about a half a dozen hummers here. I need to get a flower box made for my flags too but hadn't had time to do it yet I should have done it while I was on vacation. But I didn't do it. Oh well I guess I know what I am doing Saturday if it doesn't rain. I have messured the flower box out and that is about it. If I put mt flowers in the fence I want have them anymore. Because my dogs seem to think they are better chewed up and ran over.
post #14 of 14
I don't think I get raccoons, I get those!
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