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Old 08-04-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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Thinking of buying a hummingbird feeder to hang on the back patio for the kids to watch... but I don't recall seeing a single hummingbird in the 13 months we've lived here.

Hey Waterbabies,

Any success with your hummingbird feeder this summer? I'd love to know if you put out a feeder and have had some hummingbird visitors!
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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We don't have a feeder, but we have a hummingbird regularly. He likes our lantana a lot.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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I just put one out a couple weeks ago, and we got hummingbirds within about 2 days. I wasn't optimistic after I'd read this thread, but it worked fine and they like the sugar water. We even had two fighting it out today! It was a red glass one I picked up at Target for $10.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I've seen tons of hummers this week and we don't have feeders. They just seem to be attracted to the natural flowers around here!
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Pittsboro
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If you get them used to you being near the feeder, take the next step and hold the feeder in your hand. They will come up and feed inches from your face. Nothing like a close-up view.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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We put up a feeder the first week of June and saw nothing until last weekend. We've seen a hummingbird at the feeder a zillion times over the past week. The ants got to it but we've since gotten a new feeder with an anti-ant trap.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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We got plenty in Wake Forest batting their wings quicker than the mercury rises on a hot August day here!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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We put a hummingbird feeder out in our backyard (near the other bird feeders) and saw hummingbirds right away. Suddenly I had hummingbirds flitting about on my front porch, too -- they were attracted to the wavy petunias. The picture in my earlier post (above) is a hummingbird flying towards the feeder on my front porch.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1/ACalvitt/20080801_8013.jpg?t=1217940840 (broken link)

I wish I could paste photos directly into the post (like NRG is so good at doing!), but so far I have been unable to figure out how that works...
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: "FV" (most can't pronounce it)
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We put a hummingbird feeder out in our backyard (near the other bird feeders) and saw hummingbirds right away. Suddenly I had hummingbirds flitting about on my front porch, too -- they were attracted to the wavy petunias. The picture in my earlier post (above) is a hummingbird flying towards the feeder on my front porch.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1/ACalvitt/20080801_8013.jpg?t=1217940840 (broken link)

I wish I could paste photos directly into the post (like NRG is so good at doing!), but so far I have been unable to figure out how that works...
in your photobucket account, make sure you have show codes or something like that and take the BOTTOM code I believe LOL. I just copy the code and "preview post" until I actually see the picture - then I know it's there and not just a link
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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in your photobucket account, make sure you have show codes or something like that and take the BOTTOM code I believe LOL. I just copy the code and "preview post" until I actually see the picture - then I know it's there and not just a link
Thanks for that tip. I have tried that but the picture does not pop up, just the text of the link... Let me try it here and see if it will work... Hey, it worked! Thanks, NH2NCMom!

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1/ACalvitt/20080801_8004.jpg (broken link)
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