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Old 04-12-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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The feeder is my yard is being used by something. I have never seen a hummer use it but the liquid is decreasing daily. Do they come at night to drink?
I donít think they come at night. Perhaps you have a leak?
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Oh yes. That could be it. And here I thought I was feeding the little hummers.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Sightings in Boulder today... hope to see a scout this weekend
https://www.hummingbirdcentral.com/h...g-2018-map.htm
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Yay - they're back! Saw two at the feeder early this morning.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I hung up my feeder today too early here yet but hoping I will see some travelers.

It's 34ļ today
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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Oh yes. That could be it. And here I thought I was feeding the little hummers.
Sometimes other birds, even night birds, bats, tree squirrels, even deer, racoon have been seen tipping the feeders to get a sugary drink. You could get a trail cam and see if something else is visiting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1eOaKEP7Q
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: in a harsh climate yet we love it
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I used to get hummingbirds coming to my deck just because of the red geraniums.

Now I'm in an apartment and am wondering if they will come to a feeder hung upon a second floor balcony or should I hang the feeder downstairs, maybe near the entry on one of those pole things.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:57 AM
 
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I think you should give the second floor a try. Hang a red scarf nearby, or if you have a little patio deck a red geranium potted plant. (please no red dye in the water!)
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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When you get up close and personal to hummingbirds you realize that although they are diminutive and lovely.....they are really aggressive, pugnacious and territorial. They don't take any baloney from anyone.....

I have worried about the feeders attracting ants.....has that been a problem?
I havenít ever had ants, but only the occasional wasp, but thereís plenty for everyone.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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I think you should give the second floor a try. Hang a red scarf nearby, or if you have a little patio deck a red geranium potted plant. (please no red dye in the water!)
Well, it's hanging from a tree branch by the balcony and I only use plain water. It's bright red so I hope they find it.
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