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Post by bpaquet on Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:28 pm

I heard one at the window. I thought I got buzzed by one yesterday, and today I'm sure I heard wings. I haven't seen one yet, but they're scouting for feeders. The syrup is cooking now. I'll hang feeders out shortly. I hope we have our usual swarm soon.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:27 pm


I know they were here but I didn't see any this year.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:25 pm

The feeder is out, and of course I haven't seen a single one. They are flying through at this point I think. The residents should be here in a week or two.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:04 am

It's official. I saw my first little girl hummie of the season this morning. Smile
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:50 am



Very Happy
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:53 pm

And there was a boy at the feeder tonight.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:54 pm


Cool!
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:17 pm

It's good to have them back. They look a bit hungry. I guess they're stocking up while they build nests. The crepe myrtle better get on the stick and start growing leaves. It has buds, but the leaves are being slow.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue May 10, 2016 10:09 pm

The battles have begun. It looks like we have a pretty good swarm this year. I hope we get a lot of babies. Smile
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Post by fiffur on Wed May 11, 2016 1:54 pm

I hope so too, I look forward to seeing a video of your swarms again!

We've had one long hummie spotted here so far....two days ago. Feeders up and at the ready!
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Post by fiffur on Wed May 11, 2016 2:20 pm

Check out these hummie videos I just found:
http://www.care2.com/causes/dangerous-dog-rescues-helpless-hummingbird-in-grass.html
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Post by bpaquet on Wed May 11, 2016 7:22 pm

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Post by bpaquet on Thu May 26, 2016 7:47 pm

I think hatching might be underway. The dads are at the feeder a lot during the day. I haven't seen the moms except in mornings and evenings. I think they might be sitting on eggs or protecting little ones. It seems early for hatchlings, so maybe eggs...
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Post by fiffur on Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:26 pm

I think it's egg sitting time too....our hummies are going the same thing. Males mostly all day long, but females at dawn and dusk.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:43 pm

We got a new feeder because some of the birds were trying to drink from the red topped seed feeder.

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Post by bpaquet on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:57 pm

I think the birds are more active now. We are going through syrup much faster. I made up a new batch today, and made it concentrated so it will last longer. I just mix with plain water when I fill the feeders.
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Post by fiffur on Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:37 pm

We have baby hummies coming to the feeder! Smitten They are so cute, so tiny, so fast!
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:19 pm

We are starting to get babies too. They are coming in the early morning and late evening now that it's so hot.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:48 pm

Same here. It's amazing how fast they can fly, and they are now hovering for a moment staring at us through the window.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:33 pm

The swarms are here! There were probably 20 zooming around one feeder today. I think the babies are all out and getting ready to fly for the winter. Hard to believe they will start leaving in about a month. I will miss them.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:33 pm

So will I....our babies were flying around each other and zooming around like they were playing, then stopped for a long drink, then started playing again.

Any chance of getting a video of this years swarms at your feeders Becky? Pretty please?
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:21 pm

I can try, but no promises. This crew is way more concerned about me being around than in previous years.
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Post by bpaquet on Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:55 pm

The birds are drinking a lot. I guess they're ramping up for migration. I expect they'll start leaving in a few weeks. I'll miss them. I will leave the feeders out through October for the birds who pass through.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:57 pm

Ours are draining the feeders dry too. We see the babies a lot at Brads' feeder, zooming around playing, then a drink, zoom around some more, practicing for the big fly across the gulf.
I'll miss them when they leave too. I know Bij will, he's fascinated by how they fly.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:06 pm

One of the babies here was trying to drink from the hay string I used to hang the feeder from. The string is orange and starting to fray at the ends. It must look like a flower to a hummie.
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