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Thu May 28, 2020, 03:18 PM

Well my finches are gone, but the hummers are here so I'm extremely happy......

which I could post photos.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:25 PM

1. Where are you. My finches are still here. Have seen a male and female hummingbirds at my feeder.

Happy to see the hummers. They were late getting here and haven’t seen them that much so far. I’m in Delaware

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:32 PM

2. Southeastern Minnesota.

was kinda weird......they’ve been gone for a week now. The hummers @re such fun to watch.....I have names for them depending how how the drink at the feeder. We’ve got at least four. Flighty, she never sits when drinking, is always flying. Gazer, she’ll drink while sitting, then she’ll just start looking around. Bomber, he’ll drink sitting down, and when another comes around he’ll just fly after them and return to drinking. Then there’s two feathers......a sitter when drinking and has what look likes two tail feathers. Oh yah, love them all.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:35 PM

3. Me too. They are my spirit animals.

They do have individual habits. I got one photo of the female. Don’t know how to post it. Enjoy your birds!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:42 PM

4. Iwished I lived where the hummers would eat together but these Ruby Throat-ed have social issues.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:56 PM

6. The National Geographic has issues. Hummers have berserker genes.

The Aztecs considered them an avatar of their god of war.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:58 PM

7. I read that a dominant hummer will sometime chase others away

It said you can put up multiple feeders because the dominant hummer can't guard more than one.

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #7)

Thu May 28, 2020, 04:33 PM

8. I see it every day. We have 5 feeders out, 2 hanging Fushia plants, 7 hanging firecracker plants

and a bed of crocosmia plants and a bunch of canna plants. We're loaded for hummers but the only time I've seen 2 on the same plant was a mother with her offspring when she was showing her baby where to eat.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #8)

Sun May 31, 2020, 02:34 PM

9. Wow, I haven't seen one yet. I need more flowering plants

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #9)

Sun May 31, 2020, 05:22 PM

10. By far the best plant we've had here is Vermillionaire. Fushia brings them in early but

Vermillionaire is their favorite.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:51 PM

5. We have a mob of Gold Finches, but no hummers

One came in today; check the feeder, then left. We think he may be color blind.

Yes, it's fresh sugar water in the correct amount of sugar to water.

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