First 2006 Hummer Back

cats39(z5 Upstate NY)May 7, 2006

Hi Penny and All!

Went up to the bedroom to close the blinds and lo and behold my first male Ruby was perched. It was 20:00 hrs (8:00 PM EDT).

I went down to the kitchen window to get a closer look. I don't know how long he was there but watched him for 10 minutes. He was a thirsty little bugger. I hope he stays and is just not passing through.

Penny, thanks again for the tip on the 3 to 1 ratio.

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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Cats
You are more than welcome and congratulations on your first of the season.

Penny

    Bookmark   May 8, 2006 at 8:20AM
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husky004_(z5 NY)

Ok Penny share the tip!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2006 at 10:01PM
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von1(z4 NY)

First one this past weekend. Lots of flowers are out and I added the feeders too.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2006 at 10:36PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Husky
I use plain sugar instead of the purchased nectar. In spring I use 3 parts water to 1 part sugar (no food coloring) Once it warms up and the plants start blooming I switch to 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. You can use either 3:1 or 4:1 all season. I use 3:1 in spring and during fall migration as it gives them a little extra energy when natural nectar sources are low or non existent in a given area.

Penny

    Bookmark   May 9, 2006 at 7:26AM
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lil_chick_lady

i live in richland ny, just outside pulaski and altmar ny. our humming birds came back on may 4th!!! we put up our feeder, and have had the pleasure of their visits everyday!!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2006 at 11:23AM
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maureen1953(Z4 Central NY)

Our hummers come back every year, hover back and forth in front of our kitchen window to let us know they are here, then we hang the feeder out. It still amazes me that they fly all that way and find the same place each year!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2006 at 10:35PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

My first one of the season just arrived at 6:04 pm

Wayne have yours come back yet?????

Penny

    Bookmark   May 10, 2006 at 6:09PM
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