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Thread: Our hummingbird

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    Our hummingbird finally returned. She's been busy bringing back fluff and adding it to her nest.

    Can't wait for the babies!
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    love your hummingbird, where is she making the nest at so you can watch her???

    do you also have the hummingbird feeders

    (I want to get another hummingbird feeder but one that the bees don't get inside of it)

    any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    love your hummingbird, where is she making the nest at so you can watch her???

    do you also have the hummingbird feeders

    (I want to get another hummingbird feeder but one that the bees don't get inside of it)

    any suggestions?
    We don't have hummingbird feeders but have LOTS of flowers. Several gardens worth.

    She has nested right above our patio table. We can sit in our chairs and look right up at her.

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    :thumbup: :D :mrgreen:

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    How wonderful!! I have 3 feeders and about a dozen hummingbirds, but would love to watch them nest. They are so much fun to watch.

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    Wow, aren't they a real wonder?

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    Here's a link to the hummingbird feeder I like best:
    http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Hummingb...dp/B000HHOC3C/

    It also comes in a 30-oz size, similar price.

    It's glass, which I prefer to plastic, and there's no way bees can get to the food. I use a round toothpick to make sure the "flower" openings are clean and open for the hummers to get their beak through.

    Oh, and it doesn't leak!

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    You are so lucky to be able to watch hummingbirds nest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo
    You are so lucky to be able to watch hummingbirds nest.
    Ditto. We have a lot of hummingbirds that come up to our feeders, but are not sure where they have nests. We see them perching on the power lines, but thats about it.

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    Wow, Amazing! I have never seen a hummer nest. We have Ruby throated and I put out the feeders and they come everyday. I think they have nests in our big cedar tree but have yet to spot it. They are so tiny and if the nest is high up there is no way anyone would see it. You are so lucky to be able to watch one nesting.

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    You are lucky to have a hummingbird. I have a feeder out but haven't seen one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo
    You are so lucky to be able to watch hummingbirds nest.
    When I was a little girl we had a pair of hummingbirds that nested in a huge cedar tree that was in our front yard. They came back to the same tree year after year. My mom had a huge trumpet bush in the front yard also, which they loved. I also enjoyed them.

    I put out feeders, and we get visitors, but no nesters here.

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    I didn't know it was that rare to have a nest around.

    I think I'll consider myself lucky!

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    What a beauty - it must be magic watching the nest and hopefully, nestlings :)

    I have hanging fuschias to attract our hummingbirds.

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    Yes, you are very lucky to have one nest so close. Enjoy

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    Wow, have never seen a hummingbirds nest. I haven't seen any hummingbirds at my house this year. Really upset as I was given three hanging baskets of flowers, plus have perenials that usually attrack them. Didn't put my feeder out which is a mistake I am sure. Love window feeders, my dad has had one for about 20 years and they always get lots of hummers right where they can see them close up. Was there last week and watched hummers feeding at the window.

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    I have 4 feeders and lots of humming birds, but have never seen a nest.

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    So amazing to see a hummingbird nesting!!! No hummingbirds in Hawaii so it's such a treat to see them when we travel and now your nesting one. TY!!!

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