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attracting hummers

Posted by ilmbg Wyoming-northern (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 25, 09 at 6:09

I have had hummers in the past- not many, maybe 2 at a time. Over the last few years, I have seen only 1, or none. I have not changed anything- 2 feeders, 4:1 water:sugar. Placed in sight- next to a large tree for perching and protection. Are they not so common here? I used to have 40+ at a time in Arizona Shonto). Are there good years and bad years? Maybe the feeder is being blocked too much from view by the tree?
Suggestions, please!

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RE: attracting hummers

This may be a dumb question but do you have flowers? Salvias like "Black n Blue" and "Lady in Red" work for me. A water mist feeder may give you an edge too.
And yes Arizona / California is like paradise for hummingbird enthusiasts so you may have to work a little harder to attract them.

RE: attracting hummers

No- it isn't a dumb question! In Arizona I didn't have flowers!
It snowed again last nite here in northern Wyoming! Maybe flowers next week...
I will see if Salvia can grow here- or if they are at the nursery. Thanks
(Detroit Lions fan??)

RE: attracting hummers

Yes, sadly I am a Detroit Lions fan! By the way check the posts here for flowers you may like to use. There are more than I can list.

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