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Subject: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: gnu
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 03:16 PM

I always used the cheapos. Worked fine. But, after seeing a lot of You Tube vids... what's your favourite and why?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: IvanB
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 04:57 PM

We have one by our kitchen window that's a cheap knock-off of a Perky Pet bottle type feeder. We also have a Bird Brain blown glass feeder with glass flower feeder tubes and a Parasol Dew Drop spherical glass feeder with a bottom gondola. The one with the gondola tends to leak, drawing ants, the other two never do.

The hummingbirds favor the cheapie, probably because it has perches for them. Probably 90% of the feed from the two lovely glass feeders is thrown out. But the glass ones ARE pretty to look at.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: gnu
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 05:28 PM

My cheapos don't have perches. More fun to watch them fly. I bought a glass feeder that I just put up. I have the green bottles on mine.

Found this one. Wonder if it's worth a try.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: ragdall
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 07:42 PM

I have a cheap one with a perch. I like to let the little fellows rest while they drink.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/diffuse/4892359864/

rags


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: leeneia2
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 09:05 PM

I found I couldn't keep up with the maintenance of the feeders. It's very hot here, and the worry that the syrup would spoil was just too much.

I grow a kind flower from Mexico called tithonia. The h'birds love it. Also the butterflies. They are easy to grow, at least here in the Midwest US. The plants are taller than I am and have many orange blooms. Here's a picture:

tithonia

I believe the variety is 'Goldsturm,' and I got the seeds from Park seeds. They self-sow but are not invasive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 10:01 PM

Odd topic, but I could use your help.

I put out a little hawk feeder out this morning, with a Dylan CD playin', a lava lamp for the evening, and a stack of rocks facing east. Haven't enticed one yet. Any idea of the best tisane to put out to entice one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 10:07 PM

I have a hawk feeder in my front yard. Basically, it's a standard bird feeder. You put out bird food to attract the hawk food.

(Seriously, I haven't been filling it. Seems like there enough food right now, and I don't think the hawks ought to take their meals for granted.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 10:09 PM

Oh, sorry, Ed, you meant a LITTLE hawk feeder...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 10:12 PM

I like the concept of attracting song birds, for hawks to feed on. Never thought of that one. I may try it later in the fall, near winter, when the hawkes are hungry. I wonder if they be attracted by a snow bird? There are a few of them that fly by as winter nears.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 02:26 AM

I have two like the top one on this page. Works fine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: gnu
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 07:17 AM

That's the kind I was thinking of trying next year, Jim.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbird feeders
From: gnu
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 12:03 PM

March 28! Around Fredericton, NB.
Migration maps 2012.


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