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Re: Hummingbirds in my garden
  • Subject: Re: Hummingbirds in my garden
  • From: "Catharine Carpenter" <1f73664e1@rewrite.hort.net>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:48:21 -0500

My warning is to ALWAYS keep your garage doors closed. If a hummer flies in, they cannot find their way out. Their only thought is to fly up, which is toward the roof of the garage, not the open door. I have had to go after the distressed birds with the net we use to clean the pond with, or, when they are really exhausted, our hands. One hummer I actually gave some sugar water to via a syringe, which I poked it's beak into, as it did not have the energy to perch on the rim of my feeder. At times, I think hummers give a new definition to the word "bird brain"!
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 13, 2014, at 8:50 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:

And I make my own hummer food too...a LOT cheaper.  I no longer hang the feeders close to my kitchen or bedroom window because they fight and then hit a window, sometimes killing one.  No deaths this year, but I saw one hit the window during a wide chase and it fell.  I ran outside and picked it up and held it for a long time.  It finally snapped out of it and flew off...thankfully.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:
I have five hummer feeders at my house that I change out every two days.  I have planted all KINDS of flowers that attract them.  They make me so happy.  I sit on the back porch and watch them for HOURS...just fascinated.

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey <1002@rewrite.hort.net> wrote:
Today I saw hummingbirds in my garden for the first time in twenty
years.  I was ecstatic!

I've always had plants to attract them, but this year it seems to
be the Browallia that do the trick.  They flit from flower to flower
and leave every other species in the garden untouched.

Anyhow, I had to share.


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