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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by Sue Short on Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:04 pm


I saw hummingbird today. First one I've seen in a long time.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:49 am

Very Happy They are my favorites, I think. If you can grow Rose of Sharon bushes/trees, they love to eat from those. Crape myrtles also attract them. Do those do well as far south as you are? They are indestructible here.

I saw the first baby at the feeder. First one this season. It's been relatively quiet at the feeder for about a month. I expect we'll see a lot more activity now. On his way out, the baby got a dive bomb lesson from another bird who swooped right over his little head.
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:30 pm


I don't what's plants are in the gardens but we do have day lilies along with red and yellow hibcus.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:01 pm

I just bought an orange hibiscus. Our day lilies are going crazy right now. I have loads of them along the road next to the front pasture fence.
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Re: Urban Wildlife

Post by fiffur on Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:12 pm

Our lilies are blooming quite nicely here too.
I haven't seen many hummers at all this year. Just one at Brads feeder and one at mine....different hummers. If you're seeing babies at the feeders now it won't be long before we see them here (I hope).
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:27 am

I wasn't home yesterday during bird time, but the feeder is almost empty. I put about 1/2 full one out in the morning. Someone's been eating quite a bit. I figure it must be the babies since they're burning so much energy learning to fly and catch bugs.

I read that you should change out the feeders every 2-3 days. I've always known that because they get funky after that. But, apparently, they birds can get sick and die from some nasty stuff that grows in dirty feeders. Shocked Yikes!
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 am


I didn't know that. I'll take mine down and wash it before I refill it.
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