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Old 03-30-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Has anyone seen the Hummingbirds yet this season??

We got our feeders down and loaded them up, but have not seen or heard any yet...we normally have about 25-30 in the back yard (LOTS of feeders) and just wondering if anyone else has seen any yet and if so which part of town.

Thanks much!
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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We get them a lot by my house! I love those - we bought a new feeder today actually. I have to replace one that's old and then clean another that we have. We got the type that uses a suction cup to hold on to your window, so you can watch.

Depending on when we move, I may even try to introduce some hummingbird-friendly plants this year.

I forgot to add - for some reason, I always see two. No more, no less. They sometimes stop and rest in our oaks in the backyard.

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Old 03-30-2008, 09:54 PM
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I love hummingbirds but they don't come to my house. I need to figure out what to do.

When we were kids, we used to have them in abundance--we lived in California then and they used to nest right outside our window. Sometimes the babies would get abandoned and my mom would make a dropper of sugar water and we'd take them inside and nurse them until they were ready to be on their own. They are such sweet little birds.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I have a bunch visiting my wisteria. I see 2 or 3 at a time. I don't know if they are the same ones returning or different ones on the move around town. Strange they would be in close to downtown first and not out in the suburbs too.
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Not to get too far OT, but has anyone in Westcreek seen the family of ducks flying around?? When we moved in, we'd only see two - the other morning I was taking my 6 yr old to school and she pointed at a house that "had duckies all over it" - and it DID. I counted about 15-18 ducks on the roof!

I've been seeing the hummingbirds by my place for about a month now I guess - I'm hoping to get my feeders out so I can get some good pictures.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Not to get too far OT, but has anyone in Westcreek seen the family of ducks flying around?? When we moved in, we'd only see two - the other morning I was taking my 6 yr old to school and she pointed at a house that "had duckies all over it" - and it DID. I counted about 15-18 ducks on the roof!

I've been seeing the hummingbirds by my place for about a month now I guess - I'm hoping to get my feeders out so I can get some good pictures.
The ducks you are referring to are "wood ducks". They seem to have "moved into" the Westcreek area a long time ago...we have seen them since 1994 and the population seems to be growing.

Story goes that they were crated having just arrived at the San Antonio zoo back in the 60's and during storms suffered in SA but a hurricane at the coast, the crates were knocked over and several escaped. They seemed to have moved to different sections of town and grown into little communities growing in population each year. There is one that use to sit at the "tip" of my neighbors roof EVERY night in the mid 90's.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have had hummers for about a month now. Just a few so far, but still just as pretty and silly as ever.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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I miss seeing glow worms (lightning bugs) in the evenings. I remember a years ago I thought I saw one and went to try and catch it by hand but instead it was an ugly click beetle. Ugh when did they invade this area?
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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I miss seeing glow worms (lightning bugs) in the evenings. I remember a years ago I thought I saw one and went to try and catch it by hand but instead it was an ugly click beetle. Ugh when did they invade this area?
Right behind us the old ranch area that is being converted to commercial off of Wiseman....we get lots of critters in our area! We used to see lots of deer and hogs, but not so much any more. Evidence of them still, if you know what I mean...

We still get lightning bugs...some nights it's just amazing to look out and see a light show!

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The ducks you are referring to are "wood ducks". They seem to have "moved into" the Westcreek area a long time ago...we have seen them since 1994 and the population seems to be growing.
We're on the lookout for them now - saw about 6 or 7 this morning! I'll try and get pictures next time...
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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If you can take pictures of the 'wild' areas still you should go out there with a camera for soon it will all be gone :/
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