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Old 08-30-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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My dad has a problem with his hummingbird feeder on the outside of the screen porch. About 2 ro 3 times a year a hummingbird will fly into the screen, get his beak stuck and die. Dad has heard them hit the screen and had pushed the beak back out and they fly away. But he can't be sitting there for all of them.
We've never had a problem outside of the screen. Just the time one got in when our door was open.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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I can see that happening. They come zooming in like they're flying by radar!
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Finally saw a hummer today for the first time since before Tropical Storm Fay last weekend.
I don't get *bombarded* like y'all do, so when I see just one I get all excited.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Great shot! He's a pretty one...

Wonder where they hid out during that storm???
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I always wonder. Butterflies, too.
We did see a few dead seabirds at the beach last week. Not everyone makes it through these things, but plenty do.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:36 AM
 
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Great shot! He's a pretty one...

Wonder where they hid out during that storm???
Most simply find a compact bush or shrub and hunker down. They've been around for a long time and though I'm sure there are some that will be lost, nature seems to bounce back. Hummers are tough little guys.

Man I miss the Hummers
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Here is a very interesting site to check out...good information about migrating Hummers!

Migration Basics
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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Here is a very interesting site to check out...good information about migrating Hummers!

Migration Basics
Very good site link, Cyn. I tried to rep you for this, but I have to spread a few more around first.

Thanks for the link, though. I will definitely bookmark this one!
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Very good site link, Cyn. I tried to rep you for this, but I have to spread a few more around first.

Thanks for the link, though. I will definitely bookmark this one!
I rep'd Cyn for you and, yes, it's a very good link. Thanks, Cyn.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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The link cynwldkat posted has a lot of good information about making the solution and cleaning and maintaining your feeder.

It says NEVER to use brown sugar if you make your own solution ... the iron can kill them.

Be sure to check it out!

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