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Re: Hummingbird Nest Photos from mom to chicks

It's a very rare ocasion for me to see one, but I did have 2 this year - just during a single sighting.
> Hmmmm....they sprayed for gypsy moths around here too.  I bet that's what 
> did it.  I sure did miss all the hummers "fighting" and arguing around the 
> feeders.  I had around 6-7 that showed up this year.  Normally I see a lot 
> more than that.
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
> >From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hummingbird Nest Photos from mom to chicks
> >Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 03:55:51 -0500
> >
> >That is the most amazing collection of photos - just a thrill as I
> >have never seen a nest in person:-)
> >
> >Jesse, I don't know about your moths and butterflies (unless someone
> >has been doing some major spraying locally - our populations were
> >very reduced for some time after the county went nuts spraying for
> >gypsy moths a few years ago), but hummers can meet all sorts of
> >catastrophes from unexpected cold, windy, rainy weather when they
> >first arrive to disasters between where they winter and where they
> >summer - they travel such incredibly long distances, you have to
> >wonder how the make it at all.  They are so tiny, it is hard to
> >credit that they fly all the way to South and Central America -
> >across the Gulf - twice each year.  And, of course, destruction of
> >their winter habitat has led to a decline in numbers, as well.
> >
> >Every year I think mine have not made it back and then I see them
> >looking at the empty hummer feeder spot and race to get it filled and
> >out for them.  This year, we didn't seem to have as many as usual,
> >too, and I put it down to the long cold spring and excess rain.
> >
> >Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> >mtalt@hort.net
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> > > From: Jesse Bell <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
> > >
> > > Ya know Tony...I had very few hummers this year...very few of those
> >
> > > "hummingbird" moths, and not as many butterflies as I normally have
> >had in
> > > the past.  And I had a LOT of flowers that would attract them.  I
> >wonder why
> > > that is?  Did any of you experience this too?
> >
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