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Thread: Dorothy's Hummingbirds. Crump, TN. 2010 season is over. We fed the hummingbirds 144 lbs of granulated sugar

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    My hummingbirds have been slow and sporadic coming in this year. They seem to come and leave with a thunderstorm. I am normally feeding almost 2 gallons of sugar water each day by this time. I am presently feeding almost a gallon a day. I couldn't get a lot of them in the photos but I hoped you would enjoy what I did get in case you don't have them where you are. I will keep trying as time goes.
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    Oh my! Thats alot of lil birds! Hope they stay away from your car!

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    I not sure why but it will pick up at the end of next month.

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    Gorgeous!! Is that a Goldfinch I spy as well?

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    Dorothy, thank you for the beautiful photos!! I never see one that isn't in motion !! They are so cute!
    Thanks for sharing :D

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    I I am in West TN and have noticed that our Hummingbirds have not shown up yet this year. I am usually filling our feeders every other day because we have so many.

    Billy

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    Wow! You are feeding a lot of 'em! That is great. Have you ever found a hummingbird nest?

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    I love hummingbirds but have seen very few this year. They must all be at your house!

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    I love hummingbirds they just fascinate me. I haven't had many this year, not sure why!

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    The hummingbirds are here, in Rhode Island. I have never had so many. I love watching them. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    Wow! You are feeding a lot of 'em! That is great. Have you ever found a hummingbird nest?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-49220-4.htm
    In this post some members describe nests they have seen. I have never seen one. I would love to see one.

    Everyone is welcome to add your hummingbird photos to this post if you would like. I will enjoy seeing them.

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    Wow! I have a few, but not that many!

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    The hummingbirds don't usually arrive here in south Louisiana until the middle of August. Time for me to stock up on food for them.

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    I have three that come around everyday and especially when its raining and before a storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I I am in West TN and have noticed that our Hummingbirds have not shown up yet this year. I am usually filling our feeders every other day because we have so many.

    Billy
    That's because they are all at her house! Same here. Neighbors told me they had hummers. I have yet to see any and I have food and flowers available to them. I might be missing them too

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    It has been an odd year here in Central Okla. for birds. We normally have lots of hummers. So far we have seen 2!!! I do not know what is up with that. We had 2 prs of Orioles early & now they have disappeared as well. Normally they stay until late Aug or early Sept. I just love the pics of your feeders! I dearly love to watch them flitting around.

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    Looks like hummingbird central!! :-D

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    I love hummingbirds they are so sweet. I have a friend whose husband feeds them on their back patio. There is one hummingbird that winters over - it doesn't get that cold in Oregon but it does get cold enough and we usually have one really good cold snap. One year this little bird was so cold that when Rocky went out to feed him he allowed Rocky to hold him while he ate. They have pictures it is so sweet.

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    The turk's cap flowers in my front flowerbed have just started blooming so I should be seeing hummingbirds soon.

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    We have a few but not as many as normal. I stopped wearing red because the humming birds would buzz me thinking I was food.

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    WOW!!! I would love to see that many around here :D:D:D

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    Our hummingbirds are slowly arriving this year.Wonder if bad weather dicimated them this year? somewhere. Usually we are micing the nectar by the gallons too. not this year.

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    Amazing, I do have a humming bird nesting in my tree by the window. I have never seen that. It feeds off my rose of sharon bush next to it.

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    Your pics are great. We only have two feeders, and this year, I don't see as much activity as in previous years.
    Serita

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    We have a few but not as many as normal. I stopped wearing red because the humming birds would buzz me thinking I was food.
    That's funny! We kept having them fly into the garage and couldn't get them out. Finally figured out they were after the red emergency cord on the garage door opener! We changed it for another color and haven't had a problem since.

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