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Old 05-13-2017, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Easley SC
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We put out our hummingbird feeders around March 20 and still have not had any hummingbirds. The feeders are cleaned and refilled regularly. Last year we had 7 feeders up by mid June but so far we don't need more than 2 since no hummingbirds have visited. Anyone else having the same issue?
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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I've put my feeder out the middle of March and I still haven't seen any. This is my first year and wonder if I'm doing something wrong. I hung my feeder on my side deck where there is a cover so the feeder would have some shade. Is it possible too close to my house? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I am seeing them sporadically, and mostly in the evening. Also I have noticed that I see more when I have just changed the nectar; it seems like they know when it's fresh. I don't think it matters if the feeder is close to the house; mine is as well. I would bet that the hummers are coming when you are not watching.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I have only seen one, a female, and she appears to like the feeder I have in the window, so being too close to the house isn't an issue. I notice her coming around 8pm

I have 7 feeders out but see no evidence of any other hummers coming around. When I do see evidence, more feeders will be put out.

I am not putting too much nectar in them at this point, using about 16oz each time I clean and refill. Hoping the frequency increases soon!

I named this first female of the season Fern
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Still nothing
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:52 PM
 
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We hung two feeders on Sunday and had out first visitors within half an hour. Adding more feeders this weekend.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:45 AM
 
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I finally seen one Monday evening and it looked like a female. She showed up right before dark around 8:15. She showed up again last night but didn't drink anything. I got up today at daylight and she showed up at 6:25 and drank a bunch. I'm so happy I have my first hummingbird. Maybe she'll spread the word!
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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If possible, can everyone put a general area they are seeing then in your post so we know the area of sightings.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Verdae.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Saw a hummer around 2pm on another feeder in my yard. Was a bit too far to tell for sure but think it was a male, looked more vibrant in color than Fern.

Interestingly enough, when I went to change the nectar out of the feeders the one he was at was empty. I thought it may have leaked out, or, the bugs I found in it had drank it. Now I'm thinking it could very well been the birds feeding and I just didn't see them.

In the area of Greer, off WH near QT
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