haven't seen any hummingbirds now in about 2 weeks.should i pack up the feeder for the winter? tia for any info.
We had one sitting on the feeder yesterday here in Glencoe. We usually have several around the various feeders. I think this last little chill at nite may have persuaded them to begin their migration.
I haven't seen any here either (NE Morgan County), but am leaving the feeder up since it's been so warm. We might get a few headed south from places up nawth.
Haven't seen any in the last 2 weeks but left the feeders up just in case thee was a late one & yes, I had one filling up today. I think I will leave them up until the 1st of Nov. Betty
I am near Dothan and have not seen a hummer in over 3 weeks. I think that are gone. It will not hurt to leave out a feeder for a few more weeks just in case one comes by. I have plenty of flowers still blooming to take care of a stragler.
My hummers are gone too. Have ya'll seen any of the golden finches yet? I've had a feeder up for a while because I usually get gobs of the little fellas in the winter but I haven't seen one yet.
Bob Sargent--federally licensed hummingbird expert in Clay Alabama recommends that we leave at least one hummingbird feeder out all winter long. Remember to change the syrup frequently though--you may get a bird staying over for the season and/or a rarity who has strayed or been blown off the usual migratory course. For more information on this check with Bob's website at Rubythroat@aol.com--he can supply all kinds of info regarding birds (hummers are his specialty) plus pictures. If you are lucky enough to have an overwintering bird--call Bob and he will come and tag it for the birding research studies.
thanks everyone for all your good information!
Is anyone growing Malvaviscus arboreus, sleeping hibiscus or Turk's turban? This was my first summer season to grow it. When the hummers came through a few weeks ago, they loved this plant. I'm definitely spreading it throughout the garden area. On hummer loved it so much that he did some serious feeding 6 feet from me while I watered one afternoon. has anyone else had s similar experience. Cut and paste the URL below to get info on
Note: they love hot dry climates, and their roots are tough. It takes an atomic bomb to remove one completely once established. That is good for a natural fence. I love them. We used to pick the flowers and sip the nectar. I taught my granddaughter to do the same.
"If you are lucky enough to have an overwintering bird--call Bob and he will come and tag it for the birding research studies."
Wow, this guy must be good. I can't even catch our hummers with a camera, let alone tag them!