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Gwen...I get plenty of food that is why I found spark people LOL

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I think it will be fine.If it is not sweet enough they will not drink it and if it is too sweet they will eat more LOL ( I would )
We do 4-1 I think ..This is hubbies relm I am allowed to fill them He uses milk jugs I am allowed to measure 3 cups of sugar and fill them to the line with RO water ,we do not boil it.

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I did boil the water and thought I had a certain pan and got the sugar out and measured it ..well..now I'm not certain there isn't too much sugar..how does it taste? Or should I say how sweet? I don't want to kill them if I was off on the ratio??? HELP!!

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Kylie I used to breed doves I love the sound as well they are one of my favorite birds.We have a few different types here and I love them all.

I thought that clip was sweet too I thought it would be a great way to greet everyone Glad you liked it

I have frontal lobe damage from studying LOL Tomorrow I am taing my last test Pray I pass Sugh
Then I will be done.They actually do have a graduation .LMAO I will go if I pass the teachers are so excited about it.
Okay off to chase puppies
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So far I've only seen l hummie tho it might have been a different one. Wally world had two feeders that jumped into my buggy so I paid and now water is cooling to fill both. Planted perennial flower for them also.
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Arlene... aren't you about DONE? LOL I am so proud of you for going thru the school thing! When will you 'graduate'? O.... b4 I forget again (CRS) .... just wanted to tell you I enjoyed your little clip on the huddle the other day... it was nice! 100 pounds a week... man... do YOU ever get food? LOL 29 feeders.... wow. This lady here who bands them has like over 100 feeders.... I think she's a little off in the head! I have 5 out now. They don't get thick around here... or at least not at MY house.... until fall. Only about 6 hung around most of the summer until it got too hot last year but my neighbor & I are still waiting to see if that little female comes back to nest and we're hoping she brings last year's babies with her.

Kylie???? You have that water boiled yet? hahaha

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Study hard Arlene..ha!

OK OK...I'm going to boil some water now..geez!! You all are just so pushy.. emoticon

I don't know if any of you think I'm crazy..but I love the cooing sound of the doves..they remind me of my childhood..staying with Grandma and playing cards and running through the hose..nice memories.. emoticon

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Feeders are out but no sign of Rube yet.

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The creepiest thing I ever read was that hummies can not walk.....I guess they would make a good poster bird for wheelchair bound folks as they are the best fliers.But that freaked me out
Off to class have a Great day
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Shoot I'm lucky to get them at the feeders! I have one or will have one on my door and they do come up there..it's on my list for today!

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emoticon a fact from the Stokes book--Hummingbirds can fly forward , backward,and even upside down briefly , which they accomplish by spreading thier tail and doing a backward somersault.And Hummingbirds bathe by flying through sprinklers or spray from waterfalls.They may also dip in a shallow puddle or wet foliage.I have seen mine fly through the pond sprinkle head that shoots in the air.They are so much fun to watch.

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All I can say is WOW!

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We use wally world sugar...Nothing special about it.When the hummies are at their peek here( Hubby has 29 feeders up,they are the quart sized feeders..)He goes through 100 pounds of sugar a week..I am serious.The man is possessed by the little buggers.He tops the feeders off after dark and they will be empty when he gets home from work at 3:00...They are a lot of work.He loves it though so hope when we move he will be able to attract them at the new place.
Hang in there Gwen they will show up :)

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Wow Arlene! Aren't your feeders like 2 litres each and they sucked them all dry by 10:30???! (is there an echo in here?) You must go thru some sugar! My feeders are still bare altho on the migration map it shows them being sighted since 4/7. Hmmmmmmm Why haven't any been to my house yet? You all must have sweeter sugar! They will come.... I do have the faith!
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The weather here very enjoyable for once if you could find a spot in the sun sheltered from the wind. I was outside today and heard this bird singing only for like 20 minutes he didn't repeat himself twice! It was soooooooo coooool! I heard more different calls... some sounded exotic... hubby said it was probably a mockingbird but I can't find my bird book... it was kind of a reddish brown with long tail feathers like a jaybird. Anyone have any ideas on what he might be and how do I get him to come back and stay?



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OH how fun! I need to get that on my to do list!

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The hummies are out full force here so far we have black chinned and ruby throated.They had their 6 feeders empty by 10:30 this morning ..Sheesh I never did get more feeders up...We are their slaves until the fall.LOL

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How cool! I still need to get the feeders out! I've been so busy lately with walking and doing custom orders for my jewelry and running my broken ankled son to his appts! I so love today..almost 70 or maybe a bit more..such a nice nice day for a change!

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I saw my first Hummer today! We actually had frost this morning so I bet this little guy needed a lot of nectar to keep the energy level up. He was sipping from my salvia.

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Thanks, Ginger! You have a great weekend, too! You guys are the BEST! emoticon

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thanks, I'll see if the local library has them!!

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emoticon YES YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!IN REGARDS TO HUMMING BIRDS JUST A LITTLE INFO FOR ANY OF YOU WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THEM .I HAVE HAD A LITTLE BOOK CALLED (THE HUMMINGBIRD BOOK BY DONALD AND LILLIAN STOKES) FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS NOW AND ITS A COMPLETE GUIDE TO ATTRACTING ,IDENTIFYING,AND ENJOYING HUMMINGBIRDS ALSO HAS A SPECIAL SECTION ON ATTRACTING ORIOLES.THERE ARE RECIPES FOR NECTER FOR BOTH AND ITS FULL OF COLORED PHOTOS AS WELL, A VERY GOOD BOOK IF YOU DONT HAVE IT!THIS COUPLE HAVE A WHOLE LINE OF BIRD BOOKS ON THE MARKET AND THEY ARE ALL GREAT BOOKS .I HAVE 2 OTHERS AND HAVE REFERRED TO THEM MANY TIMES FOR INFO.HAVE A GREAT DAY SUPER TEAM!

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Are we the best team or what ???? LOL

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon TOO TOO FUNNY!! Me too!! Oh boy..now I know something new..think I'll remember it..HA...HA HA!! emoticon emoticon

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Kylie... hahaha LMAO "CRS" stands for "Can't Remember Sh**" !!!!

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I'm sorry ladies..I haven't the slightest idea of what CRS is? Would you be so kind as to enlighten me? Thanks!

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Az.... NM its all the same is it not..LOL
I have that CRS too it is not pretty.
I hope when you went through Alamo it was a night.I call it Alamogettho LOL It is not a pretty town.
I am hoping when we move we can find something in Tularosa.That is a beautiful little town.
HAve a great day.Think I am going to Wally World Woo Hoo NOT Have a great day

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Arlene! I'm so sorry! I do suffer from CRS but really thought you were in AZ! Still beautiful where you are, where ever that is! LOL I have been thru Alamagordo in a big truck!

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Lori....Thanks so much for the map! I looked and the first hummers were spotted here yesterday! Good thing I went to wally world today.... bought 5 new feeders and 10 lbs of sugar. Woohoo! I'm excited to see the little guys!

There is a lady 20 miles south of us in the hills that is a banding station with the Hummingbird Society in Atlanta(?) She catches them and bands them, records her data and sends it in. She also holds seminars that I've been to which is where I learned they'll come back to nest where they were born. I'm gonna hope they return... it'll be a first for us!

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Awe it was nothin' honey..

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Thanks! to Kylie

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What a nice site Lori THANKS Hubby is going to love it he is a humming bird nut.It wont matter that we can't track them.

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No problem..when you reply..there are three buttons..after you go to your site and highlight the http, copy it..click on the add a link button and paste the http in and wala..there you have it! emoticon I had to have someone tell me how to also! So we pass it around!

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Thanks, Kylie....I don't know how to do that emoticon

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Thanks..here ya can just click on it! www.hummingbirds.net/

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Check out www.hummingbirds.net! Click on the 'Migration Map' on the left side of the screen. You can see the birds coming up! This can give you a rough estimate on when the hummers reach you. I'm in MI, and for the past 3 years, the first HB are noted around April 15th. That's an easy day (good or bad emoticon )for people to remember to put out their feeders.

No Coloring!!!! Flower nectar is clear, there is no reason to add coloring to your feeder. Just make sure your feeder has red on it. If you want, you can add a red ribbon until they find it.

Hummingbirds are creatures of habit. They will generally return to the same place year after year. So, over the years, your hummingbird population should increase!!

Happy Birding everyone!

(I forgot to mention, this is for Eastern US only. Sorry SW and anyone else who's out west!)

Edited by: LORIVL at: 4/8/2008 (11:56)
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4/8/08 11:15 A

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We are in New Mexico.It was 30* this morning Brrr it will wrm up though probably be near 70* IT IS ODD HERE.If you were to look at a USA map.Find Texas,then look for El Paso.If you go straight up from there you will see Alamogordo,Follow hwy 70 toward Ruidoso. Bent is between those two towns.People Ski in Ruidoso it nearly never snows in Alamogordo.
I love Arizona.We named the new puppies after place we like in Az.I would love to live up near Flagsaff/Sadona Very beautiful there
Have a great day .I am gonna study math for a while then head out and bag up more lava rock emoticon

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4/8/08 11:03 A

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Arlene? It's still freezing at night in Arizona? We haven't had freezing nights in a couple of weeks! Brrrrrrr to you! Are you up in the White Mountains? Hubby said it would still be cold up there. What town do you live near so I can get a geological fix on you?! He used to live in Phoenix and work in Black Canyon and Apache Junction. Cool names for places! I used to cut trees in Big Beaver Basin and Chicken Run Hollow in CO!

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4/8/08 9:50 A

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OK then! I'll get mine in motion today! Thanks for the tips and recipe! emoticon

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We use the same recipe Gwen.Only we use RO water.No color they don't seem to like it.
Hubby put more feeders out over the weekend.He has 6 out there now.It is still freezing here at night as well.The feeders do not seem to break .
We love the hummies

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I think I'll wait too..ours usually show up when there are flowers around. But I have a lady in town that is a bird wizard and I'll go ask her about the hummers here. I think its a tad too cold here now for them? Heck the water can freeze at night still? Get pretty slushy anyway.. emoticon

thanks for the recipe! My mom had one in the eves of her deck in AZ..I took pictures as it was building its nest..it was sooooo funny! I think they poop on it to keep it stuck together and then do a little dance to pack it..then a mockingbird came along and killed the eggs! Sad sad..

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THANKS EVERYONE FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION, I GUESS I WILL WAIT TILL NEXT MONTH TO HANG THEM OUT!

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The first hummers appear here in SW MO in April... haven't put my feeders out yet but it's on my 'to do' list! After the first scouts fly through.... the second wave shows up in May.

Get this: I'm the one who feeds all the hummers in the neighborhood and it's my NEIGHbor who was lucky enough to have one nest in HIS tree? No FAIR! That just isn't right!! We're hoping the momma will return to nest along with he babies... they sure were fun to watch last year. Isn't that how a colony gets started? Don't the babies usually return to build nests where they were born? I'm hoping so!

For hummer food I use 1-4 ratio... 1 part sugar, 4 parts water. Do NOT use any red food coloring! Boil just enough water to melt the sugar and use cold water for the rest to prevent clouding. Be sure to cool it off b4 putting outside!

I'm excited for the little buggers to show up!

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Watch my turtle! watch... waaatch.... waaaaaatch...
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I was gone all day today..so I'll get your seeds in to the post office tomorrow!!

OOH..I'm so glad you're seeing the little hummers already..I put a feeder on my door and sit and take pictures of them! I'll have to look them up..when my computer was down they said they couldn't get my pictures off it was too far gone..took it to someone else and they had them off in a couple of hours said nothing more than an overloaded computer..so I paid $200 for basically a $50 hard drive! I'm mad.. OK..I'm not answering any more emails tonight..just going to finish with the ones from earlier today..way way behind..so good night all..see ya on the threads tomorrow..for a bit..I have a request for a jewelry set that I need to get finished and a bunch more to get cracking on too! emoticon

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Hubbie saw a hummingbirds pass our kitchen window-our (2)feeders went up yesterday. Want to buy more to put up also and plant more plants for hummingbirds in my zone 8.(If you look at the SC map where the outline is straight across... comes to a point... and just before the slants downward we are about 10 miles above in NC.)We are taking a bus tour trip(from Florence SC to Branson Missouri in Oct. with about 44 people. I've been to Nashville, Tenn on a bus tour. Looking forward to seeing our beautiful USA country.

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Wow..aren't you getting snow or the threat of snow? I would think its a little early? emoticon

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I have my feeders out already..I live in SW IL.

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Thanks I wanted to know that too! I was also wondering do any of you have a 'recipe' for hummingbird food? I heard that the pre made foods weren't good for them? Do we have a resident hummingbird specialist on the team? emoticon

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Hi and WELCOME I put mine out in May after the 20th and I live in Mn.

GINGER IN SNOWY MINNESOTA!
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CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHEN I SHOULD PUT MY HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS UP? I LIVE IN CENTRAL OHIO. I DONT WANT TO PUT THEM OUT TOO SOON.

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