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Old 08-09-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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Anyone else have feeders or flowers for the hummingbirds? I grow flowers they like and put out feeders. Here are some pictures I took last week.





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Old 08-09-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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great pictures, thank you for sharing!
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I love hummingbirds. My neighbor has feeders, but I planted a few pots of nicotiana (flowering tobacco), and they like that better than her sugar water. Boy is she mad! LOL
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Flathead Valley
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Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I love hummers. I need to talk my sister into posting a few pics of hers. She gets so many at her house its like an airport LOL.

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Old 08-09-2007, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I love hummingbirds too. I put out feeders that look like flowers but no luck this year. I had a few when I lived near woods last year, though
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:07 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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So what am I doing wrong? We just moved here and I put the feeder out in a crepe myrtle tree.....and I see them, but they won't drink from the feeder...they sort of hang around like they are checking it out, and then they go away! Is it the blue glass? I change the food daily since it's so hot - I don't want it to ferment and have a BUNCH of drunk hummers on my hands......and when do you take it down in the south so that they can start their journey?

As you can see, I'm new to this....
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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Default hummers

http://home.centurytel.net/Dians/index.html/DSCF0019.JPG (broken link)just deleted a whole folder of pix,or else i would have a bunch to post. but i just ran out to snap thesehttp://home.centurytel.net/Dians/index.html/DSCF0014.JPG (broken link). ive had up to at last count 12.ill post more when i get a chance to go out and take some.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:51 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Awesome pix.
I've heard a lot of hummers around here, and seen a couple.
When I lived in Colorado, they seemed to enjoy my sunset hyssop (smelled like root beer) and my trumpet vine.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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Thank you for sharing your pictures. I live in a Lake subdivision very close to the woods. Not on the lake front. Our Missouri Conservation calender reminds us that next Monday the Hummers will begin their migration south. But, knowing that the Hummers cannot read, I put extra feeders out LAST Monday. Back here in the woods, we are lucky if we see 3-4 once in awhile.

I never give up tho'. A few years we have had a dozen or so. Right now, and for the last 3 days, we are so lucky. Now have that dozen!!!

I have 6 feeders out and it is amusing to watch them. Each feeder has a 'guard' it seems. And pity the poor Hummer that attempts to land on the feeder. They fly around and squeak constantly. We sit outside, even with this durn 100 degree weather lately just to observe these lovely creatures. I have a few pics, but they are on a different computer.

Thanks again for the pictures.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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just a few more

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