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Old 07-13-2013, 08:25 AM   #16
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We are back from a 3 1/2 week vacation, road trip to see family and friends mostly.

We saw a hummingbird by our rented cabin in Pigeon Forge, but none by our Cape May home. Here, our hummingbird feeder broke when we were away, and we'll be buying a new feeder today!

DSis announced that she had a hummingbird visit her Toms River NJ feeder.

Any other sightings?
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Hi, Bobbiwoz---thought I'd post here about our hummingbirds--or lack thereof this year. I've seen ONE at my feeder. I've kept it clean with fresh syrup (i make my own) and it's in the same spot as last year I just don't know where they went!

OTOH, I have purple house finches galore! They must have decided that our trees are THE place to be. I've never seen this many in my yard before. I keep a shallow, large saucer of fresh water on my deck railing and they love to come sip and dip.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #18
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Hi, Bobbiwoz---thought I'd post here about our hummingbirds--or lack thereof this year. I've seen ONE at my feeder. I've kept it clean with fresh syrup (i make my own) and it's in the same spot as last year I just don't know where they went!

OTOH, I have purple house finches galore! They must have decided that our trees are THE place to be. I've never seen this many in my yard before. I keep a shallow, large saucer of fresh water on my deck railing and they love to come sip and dip.
We make our own syrup too. Keep trying, they find their way to you soon! DH is on his way to buy a new feeder for us.

Thanks for posting your birding results!

Our purple coneflowers are thriving. They attract goldfinches once the seeds develop. I can't wait to see them.

I haven't been around to see what's feeding at our feeder, will keep an eye out and post!

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #19
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Hummingbirds are definitely here. I think I noticed one feeding a youngster this afternoon. Last evening 3 were fighting over a particular flower.

Yeah for hummingbird sightings!
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #20
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They are still here!
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Yep! Just refilled the feeder today.....I just love these little guys!
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #22
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Yep! Just refilled the feeder today.....I just love these little guys!
I'm glad they found your feeder!
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #23
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9/14 may be our last visit. The nights are getting chilly. No sightings today or yesterday.
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9/14 may be our last visit. The nights are getting chilly. No sightings today or yesterday.
You are, no doubt, right. My feeder has been active today but I spoke to my brother last night (he lives about 40 miles south of me in Glencoe, Ky) and he said his hummers were very late arriving this year but once they showed up, he was going thru 1-2 cups of sugar water a day with an average of 8-10 birds trying to feed at once; however, he noticed a significant drop in population last week and hadn't seen one Sunday at all. I only had 2 regular pairs this year so it's not as noticible for me and, like I mentioned, they've fed several times today already. I'm going to visit my brother Wednesday and am anxious to see if his northern orioles are still in residence. I love their goofy houses!! He lives on 100 acres and always has interesting wildlife. He's been known to call me to describe a bird to ask what it is----I have him convinced I'm an expert <g>....I'm NOT!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:19 PM   #25
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You are, no doubt, right. My feeder has been active today but I spoke to my brother last night (he lives about 40 miles south of me in Glencoe, Ky) and he said his hummers were very late arriving this year but once they showed up, he was going thru 1-2 cups of sugar water a day with an average of 8-10 birds trying to feed at once; however, he noticed a significant drop in population last week and hadn't seen one Sunday at all. I only had 2 regular pairs this year so it's not as noticible for me and, like I mentioned, they've fed several times today already. I'm going to visit my brother Wednesday and am anxious to see if his northern orioles are still in residence. I love their goofy houses!! He lives on 100 acres and always has interesting wildlife. He's been known to call me to describe a bird to ask what it is----I have him convinced I'm an expert <g>....I'm NOT!!
Wow, thank you for the report! It is sad to say goodbye... I hope our visitors find your feeder as they head south!

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