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When to put up feeder in Atlanta?

Posted by bbalm 7b (My Page) on
Sun, May 21, 06 at 8:22

Hi!
I was wondering if I should already have my feeder up in Atlanta. I had it up by this time last year, but didn't see the hummers until August 16th!! If I should, I will, but otherwise might wait......
Thanks!!


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RE: When to put up feeder in Atlanta?

A big migrating group came through your area in March to head north so you might consider putting the feeder up earlier next year. What you may have been seeing in August was the big migration back south again for winter. You could also try planting some plants that they like (salvias, honeysuckle, etc.) and you might be able to attract some summer residents!


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RE: When to put up feeder in Atlanta?

bbalm,
There have been hummers in the Atlanta area for quite a while. I am in NY and I have at least one feeder up by the middle of April.

Penny


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RE: When to put up feeder in Atlanta?

Okay! Maybe this year, since they've found me, I won't be out there by myself! (These are the ruby-throated.) Thank you. I actually do have the feeder in the middle of a huge hummingbird garden, so I think they will like me! Although, this week the recyclers chopped my trumpet vine down to its bottom while struggling to pull out my bin, so now it has to start all over! :(


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RE: When to put up feeder in Atlanta?

I live north of Atlanta and have had hummers for about 3 weeks now.


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