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Old 04-14-2011, 11:49 AM
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My 86 year old cousin just called me almost jumping up and down! She saw her 1st hummingbird this morning so she rushed around to get the sugar water outside for him to drink.
By next week she will probably have over 100 of them. She has ten of the tall feeders that she fills up every single day for them and they drink it all! Im glad she finds so much pleasure in them! She lives in the country and has had lots of birds come back every year for the last 5-10 years!
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:53 AM
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How wonderful!
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:06 PM
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I just love hummingbirds, my grandmother used to have a feeder outside her kitchen window and we would watch them in the morning while we were eating breakfast. Its such a fond memory
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:24 PM
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WOW i thought we had alot of them, we get a dozen or so at a time......... would love to see the hundreds!
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:51 PM
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There is a migration map here:

joanelizbay, your cousin (or you) can report your sightings there so people know where/how close they are to their area each year :)
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:54 PM
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Hummingbirds are such amazing creatures. I love feeding them and watching them flutter about.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:56 PM
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we do the map ~ my daughter is very into ornithology! Time to get our feeders going again... we've been watching the other birds come back to our neighborhood, our cardinals and back, lots of chickadees & finches and tanningers, but haven't seen the RTH's yet... yay, they're on the way! :thumbup:
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:59 PM
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My husband used to drink Mountain Dew Code red and I'd take the flat leftovers, mix with water and viola! Hummingbird food! I soon came to realize you can use just about anything provided it's sweet and red.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:01 PM
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Here's a webcam that you can watch hummingbirds. http://www.ustream.tv/hummingbirdnestcam
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That is exciting. Got my feeders out since it has been so warm. Usually start seeing hummers first of May around here.
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