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Old 02-25-2009, 03:02 PM
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I'm hoping to get some this year! They're so sweet! I have a feeder, but I think I had mine up too high or something.........is there a "best place" to put them?
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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I'm hoping to get some this year! They're so sweet! I have a feeder, but I think I had mine up too high or something.........is there a "best place" to put them?
right outside your kitchen window You can enjoy them all the time.

I really don't think it makes a difference on how high you put them. Just how high did you have it?
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:11 PM
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I had it hanging on my porch....like from a j-hook.....was pretty high up and out of their way, I thought. I'll have to lower it this year--I mean, yes, I know they fly, but my porch doesn't get a lot of sun so maybe they didn't see it? Dunno........
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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I just put my feeders out last weekend but no takers yet.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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I put our feeders out this past weekend, but haven't seen any hummers yet.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Don't have the feeders out yet, but guess this weekend it is just in anticipation.

I DO have Purple Martins already tho...think they are the scouts. We put the house up the night we returned from our cruise because the neighbors said they had a few scouts in the area while we were gone.

Our "normal" hummer population is about 15...but we have 4 feeders out all the time during season.
Camper1, since we live so close PLEASE let me know when you get your first one!
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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Don't have the feeders out yet, but guess this weekend it is just in anticipation.

I DO have Purple Martins already tho...think they are the scouts. We put the house up the night we returned from our cruise because the neighbors said they had a few scouts in the area while we were gone.

Our "normal" hummer population is about 15...but we have 4 feeders out all the time during season.
Camper1, since we live so close PLEASE let me know when you get your first one!
Will do! Watching out for the Painted Buntings too.

I LOVE SPRING!!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Will do! Watching out for the Painted Buntings too.

I LOVE SPRING!!!!!!
OK...I feel stupid...what is a Painted Bunting???? Never heard of one.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OMG!!!! That is a BEAUTIFUL bird (just googled it) and I have NEVER seen one...but would LOVE to have them...what the heck do you put out that attracts them??? Since we are soooooo close, would LOVE to have a few and maybe it is a possibility if I know what they like to eat! Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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I used to get fancy with my birdseed and added this and that but this days I just buy the plain wild birdseed from walmart in the reddish bag. I didn't like the stuff from HEB. Once you get them started they come back every year. That and they love water.
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