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Hummers still here - after snowstorm

Posted by coloradohummr Colorado (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 21:40

We have what looks to be two juvenile (female?) black-chinned hummers that have not left our yard as yet. We still have feeders out. It snowed the other day and we've had temps in the low 30's at night.

Any advice? Keep feeders up, I know, but should we up the sugar content? Have read 2/1 instead of 4/1? Has anyone experienced this and they've left, just super late? Other hummers left beginning in mid-August.

Thanks for any advice.

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RE: Hummers still here - after snowstorm

If you increase the sugar content, they don't have to feed as often, can spend more time hunting nutritious things like bug, probably fatten up a little faster.

This is the article that convinced me about increasing the sugar content for migrating birds

Here is a link that might be useful: article on hummingbird feeding

RE: Hummers still here - after snowstorm

I found that article most interesting. Will give it a try and see what happens. Thanks!

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