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Old 05-28-2017, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Just glanced out the window and saw my first confirmed, for sure, male!
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Just glanced out the window and saw my first confirmed, for sure, male!
I have at least four males hitting the feeders, and the cuphea ignea (firecracker plant) but I've not seen a female as yet. I'm sure they are there, but we just keep missing each other.
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Anyone know what this is? Finch? Certain kind? It's building a nest inside the house I almost took down since it was never used for years.





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Old 06-09-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: CO
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Looks like a wren. See if its tail is cocked, that will help identify.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:48 PM
 
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Yes, I was going to say house wren, too. Fun fact: male house wrens will have several "households" going at the same time. Different females, different nests. (Ahem) That must wear them out.
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Looks like a wren. See if its tail is cocked, that will help identify.
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Yes, I was going to say house wren, too. Fun fact: male house wrens will have several "households" going at the same time. Different females, different nests. (Ahem) That must wear them out.




Just googled the sound of House Wrens. Yup, that's it. Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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After a couple of slow weeks last night the hummingbird express arrived! I had two full feeders at dusk with hummers waiting in the wings. Must be time to put another feeder up.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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It has been kind of slow here. I only see a few hummers each day, and only males, for some reason. If I recall correctly, it gets very busy at the feeders in July, and then August it quiets down again.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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It has been kind of slow here. I only see a few hummers each day, and only males, for some reason.
ditto
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Ditto as well. Sighted 3 times today, which is surprising as I wasn't home most of the day. Just not sure if it was the same one all 3 times. I just knew it was a female each time. Made new nectar and changed all 13 of them today.

I'm having a hard time finding a good brush to clean the bottles that have the narrow, small openings. I have 3 brushes and none of them fit in there. I'm thinking about making one with a coat hanger and small piece(s) of sponge. Anyone have any suggestions/recommendations on a brush to use? Thinking of getting rid of these small mouth feeders.😕
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