I just put out the feeder this week, and WOW! more hummers than I have ever seen. Two at a time, when I have never had more than one at the same time, as they fight! And, they are all girls, so far.
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Thats great, I put my two feeders out and nothing yet, not onw hummer....Maybe send some to me......ha ha
I hung my feeder right before a cold spell & saw one. Then a cold spell followed so recently hung out three feeders & that was a few days ago & have not seen one?? They always show up for the columbine so wondering whats up?
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
They will arrive......for the longest time we had the lonely little male scout...then eventually a lady love arrived, then a few days later another male and two females that I can tell. So we are up to 5 now. I hope they are busy going forth and multiplying
I've only seen a couple, but never together at a feeder unless one was chasing the other away.
It would be nice to see them share since there are 4 ports at the feeder, but our variety, the rubythroat, don't like sharing.
Only one afternoon last early summer did I see a pair share the feeder without chasing...must have been a mating thing.
I read in Birds n Blooms that hummers love soft mushy cantalope, along with other soft fruit. So there was some left over fresh fruit salad...cantalope, strawberries, grapes, blueberries & watermelon...I mashed it up into a soupy mess and put it in a tray feeder. Then I hung it beside the sugar water feeder. The silly hummers landed on the tray to rest, zoomed all around it to get to the sugar water and in 2 days I haven't seen a one attempt to sip from the tray feeder. So today I hung it outside on a shepherds crook so the butterflies could enjoy it.
Anyone else tried this? Did it work for you?
I'd imagine you'd have better luck not mixing all the fruit together. I try to throw any uneaten fruit out for the birds and squirrels, but I don't do anything special to it. Just toss it in the back 40.
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