Tag Archives: hummingbirds

Hummingbirds 2016

This year has been a record for the number of hummingbirds I’ve had.  The last couple of months I’ve had ten feeders up and was changing out five daily. Don’t use the red dye stuff in your feeders.  A feeder … Continue reading

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Iris and Spring Blooms

My daffs are just about finished and iris are starting to bloom a little later than previous years.  Right now I’m fighting honeysuckle, privet, blackberry, hackberry and grass.  I think where the blackberry and a large amount of privet, my … Continue reading

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Fresh water and sunflower seeds

Give the birds fresh water daily and sunflower seeds (not the mix) , and they will come. Add a few red salvia and hummingbird feeders (don’t use the red dye) for the hummers. I took these at my house and … Continue reading

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New iris and hummers make an appearance

I finally saw my first ruby-throated humminbird on 4-15, actually 5 at one feeder, zipping and fighting among each other.  I knew they were around as my feeders were being used. My work schedule and their feeding schedules didn’t overlap … Continue reading

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Hummingbird migration 2014

The hummingbirds are in the last stages of their migration back to Central America.  Since July my yard has been like an air raid zone with hummingbirds buzzing around the seven feeders and by the ones guarding feeders chasing the … Continue reading

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Turks Cap Lilies hummingbirds and butterflies

Several years back when I ordered some lily bulbs, I also ordered  a Rubrum  and Scarlet Turks Cap Lily.  I knew nothing about them, but liked the looks of them, like tiger lilies but without the ugly spots.  Little did … Continue reading

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hummingbird migration part II

Hummingbird migration is at it’s peak.  Keep feeders up for a few weeks after the last bird is noticed.  Some folks keep them up all winter for the occasional overwintering little ones. Do not use the red food dye stuff … Continue reading

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Hummingbird migration 2013 Part 1

The hummingbirds started migrating through my place a couple of weeks early this year.  I reviewed my migration photos of previous years and the most hummers I had were the last week of August and first week of September.   … Continue reading

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Spring happenings

My wireless internet has been down for a while. My tower was blown down in a wind storm, so it’s great to be back up and blogging.  Before that I had Influenza B.  They really guessed wrong when they made up the … Continue reading

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September bloom

After we received over five inches of rain in a week, grass grew like kudzu in all of my beds,  even those recently cleaned and mulched.  Here are a few  blooms peeking out of the overgrown jungle. Hummingbirds are starting … Continue reading

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