Hummingbirds

  • gary d
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    cordova,il
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    #1710206

    There sure is abundance of hummingbirds around my house this year. I have them fly around the house so much you got to be careful that they don’t run into you. I have been going though about 25 to 30 ounces of sugar water a week and don’t look like is going to stop. I think it is a good sign to see so many.

    mplspug
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    Palmetto, Florida
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    #1710244

    Or maybe a bad sign, there aren’t enough flowers.

    MNdrifter
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    #1710245

    Or maybe a bad sign, there aren’t enough flowers.

    Don’t let Dutchys negativity get you too… chased

    mxskeeter
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    SW Wisconsin
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    #1710260

    Saw the heading and thought you had depth finder/gps for sale.

    Dutchboy
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    Central Mn.
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    #1710264

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>mplspug wrote:</div>
    Or maybe a bad sign, there aren’t enough flowers.

    Don’t let Dutchys negativity get you too… chased

    What the Eff did I say? frown

    Brian Klawitter
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    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
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    #1710283

    LOL! ^^ I think you were just owned Mr.DBoy! applause

    mplspug
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    Palmetto, Florida
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    #1710307

    I’m just jealous. We had a feeder but never got them to come to it. We see some once in a while, but it is pretty rare.

    We did plant a bush that’s been getting butterflies, so hopefully the Hummers are next.

    mike-west
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    Amery, WI
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    #1710310

    Have alot at our house again this year just outside of Amery.
    Had a bunch early on but once all the lillies starting blooming they either invited alot of friends or a bunch crashed the party!
    Thinking a bunch crashed the party as they sure like to fight alot
    Also going though gallons of sugar mixture this summer.
    We currently have 5 feeders out and thinking we could use more
    Sure are fun little critters to watch.

    ?????
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    Posts: 299
    #1710316

    It is a good year up here by Walker MN as well we go thru 12 cups of sugar water each day. we wil m ost likely go thru 60 lbs of sugar this summer. We have somewhere arround 25-30 working the feeders all day. The young have hatched are are really hungry. I have a video or two but it is too large to download here. Fun to watch them fight and buzz arround but do not sit too close you will be the one in the flight path.

    Ralph Wiggum
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    Maple Grove, MN
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    #1710320

    It is a good year up here by Walker MN as well we go thru 12 cups of sugar water each day.

    Whoa! That is nuts. I like watching the little buggers, but I don’t have nearly that many.

    ?????
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    #1710371

    Hope I did this right and published it on Youtube

    mplspug
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    Palmetto, Florida
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    #1710377

    This would be cool.

    We have Scrub Jays that can become quite tame in the wild. We found a preserve near us that if you bring a water bottle, they’ll drink it from your hand. Mocking birds are supposed to be easy to tame too, but they require insects.

    mplspug
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    Palmetto, Florida
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    #1710380

    Kabe that video is cool! Its almost surreal. You have to feel bad for the submissive ones flying around waiting for a spot while the dominant ones perch and drink. LOL

    Chuck Melcher
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    SE Wisconsin, Racine County
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    #1710443

    Don’t know that I even see one or two in the spring and that is at most. Here in SE WI, not sure if putting a feeder out would attract them? Or if there’s some habitat missing from the area?

    Would love to have them around

    gary d
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    cordova,il
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    #1710466

    Kab-c You win!!! I don’t have many! That awesome!!!

    ?????
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    #1710467

    After watching the video I posted look at a few of the others that come up. What we have is minor compared to some. It is really cool when the little ones hatch and they just flock to the feeders. My wife plants alot of lowers arround the patio etc… and that helps bring them in as well. Last year we had just a few but this year it is game on again. Someone has to support the sugar companies. If we ate that much sugar I know I would be way too round to fly.

    mplspug
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    Palmetto, Florida
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    #1710474

    Don’t know that I even see one or two in the spring and that is at most. Here in SE WI, not sure if putting a feeder out would attract them? Or if there’s some habitat missing from the area?

    Would love to have them around

    I “think” it helps to live near some source of water. I’ve also heard running water helps, so having a fountain might attract them as well.

    AUTO_5
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    Mendota Heights, MN
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    #1710481

    I’m in the Eagan area and we probably go through 80-80 ounces of sugar water weekly.

    Ralph Wiggum
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    Maple Grove, MN
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    #1710565

    Hope I did this right and published it on Youtube

    Awesome video. I am always in awe of videos like that. The hummers that frequent my feeder are usually quite territorial. I’ve never seen two share a feeder. If two are present, they invariably chase each other off.

    mplspug
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    Palmetto, Florida
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    #1710697

    Do you have a feeder that big? That might help a little.

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