What plants do Annas Feed on in Jan-May in Nipomo California?

susansez2luvMarch 12, 2007

Hi,

I live in Nipomo california. We have tons of Anna's Hummingbirds here that do not migrate, but they disappear from Jan to May every year to breed. I'm sure they are following their food source. Does anyone know what they are eating during this time so I can plant it and keep them here during the breeding season.

Thanks

Miss my hummers.

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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Here are their favorite plants

Salvia spathacea
Ribes specieosum (fucshia flowered goose berry) \
Zauschneria californica (California Fucshia)
Chilopsis linearis (Desert Willow)
Western Red Bud
Manzanita

Penny

    Bookmark   March 12, 2007 at 9:55PM
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digsdahlias(z8WA)

Hi, we're a little farther north from you in Washington state, but some of our first flowering hummingbird plants of the spring are red currant and flowering quince, which are in full bloom right now. The Annas over winter in our area. Kathy

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 6:43PM
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susansez2luv

Is there anyone local to the central coast of Ca. that has any nesting Anna's right now? What plants do them seem to be feeding on?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 1:26AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

I am not sure if these people are in your area of Ca. but they both have nesting Anna's right now "First Nest of the Season" by Alan and "Video of Judy Feeding her Young" by Kristin

Penny

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 10:29AM
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alan_la(10A s Cal)

Susan, I think that they eat lots of bugs when they are feeding young, but I have seen then on Golden Currant right now, because she's still brooding.Alan.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 8:49PM
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alan_la(10A s Cal)

Susan,Is Nipomo just North of Santa Barbara? Like SLO County?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 10:59PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Alan Nipomo is in SLO Cnty just across the Santa Barbara line I think. on US hwy 101

Penny

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 6:14AM
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alan_la(10A s Cal)

Thanks Penny, I thought that I'd driven past that quite a few times, I once saw a Red Headed Woopecker near there, of all places.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 12:22PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Your welcome Alan. I didn't think she was too far from you.

Penny

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 1:41PM
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