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Old 04-10-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: In The Ether
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Smile when do the hummingbirds return?

Wanna be ready for them with fresh necter. When can I expect them back?

MC
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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They have already been spotted in the Carolinas. Check out the Hummingbird Migration Map.

Hummingbird Migration Maps

We put our nectar feeder out last week.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Default Here some good info

Migration Basics These are funny little birds. Some stay at the outer banks suring the winter. So I guess your answer is up to those little birds. I have a friend that keeps out a food source all year. Not sure what types (to keep from freezing). Does have in a location that is open yet protected. I will ask next chance I get.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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I put my feeders up yesterday!! We've got one positioned just outside the living room window. I could watch those little guys (and girls!) all day!
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yep, they should be back any day now.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:43 AM
 
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We just got a feeder. Do we need to have it near flowers, or is it okay on its own?
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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We just got a feeder. Do we need to have it near flowers, or is it okay on its own?
Ours has been popular with the birds and is nowhere near flowers. They do seem to like having trees nearby though, they'll zip back & forth from their cover in the trees over to the feeder!
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Saw one just a couple days ago!

In fact, I bought some nectar this weekend and will be filling up my feeder this evening.

I don't place mine near flowers, and have never had a problem attracting them.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Wife saw one today outside her office window in south Charlotte. It's so cool to watch one "buzz" another at the feeder. They are so fast!
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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We just got a feeder. Do we need to have it near flowers, or is it okay on its own?
It is OK on it's own though they like the coverage of some foliage. Please make sure that you clean the feeder often and don't put red dye in the syrup. (or buy pre-made syrup with dye in it)
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