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Old 06-27-2021, 01:17 PM   #1
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We just started after seeing some in the wisteria vine , it’s kinda OCD but fun
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Old 06-27-2021, 01:38 PM   #2
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I’m not keeping up with it this year. We have never had more than a few pairs claim a feeder per year, so it is hard go through enough nectar before it starts to go bad.

We always did enjoy listening to them in the mornings on our days off though.


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Old 06-27-2021, 01:48 PM   #3
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Been weird this year, (north Dallas) we some a few months ago and now hardly any. Not sure what's going on.
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Old 06-27-2021, 01:51 PM   #4
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Have had feeders out for 2 Months. Saw 2 birds in Early May, not 1 since. I’ve changed the water out several times. Thinking about just taking them down.
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Old 06-27-2021, 01:53 PM   #5
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We are never exactly covered with them have not seen but 2 or 3 this year.
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Old 06-27-2021, 01:55 PM   #6
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Been slow here this year….my purple martins are thriving though!
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Old 06-27-2021, 01:57 PM   #7
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New place for us, just put up feeders yesterday. I’ll post em up if we get any.
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Old 06-27-2021, 02:11 PM   #8
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Up in Rocksprings I'll easily go through a gallon a day of nectar. I had to move one feeder as they keep setting off Blink outdoor camera.

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Old 06-27-2021, 02:16 PM   #9
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Been lower numbers here in my area.
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Old 06-27-2021, 02:27 PM   #10
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I’ve got two feeders up. Not much action this year. I’ll see one every now and then but not like previous years. Wondering if the big freeze had an impact??


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Old 06-27-2021, 02:28 PM   #11
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I put out feeders on Thursday, and have about 10 coming, but have some dominating black throat males that guard the feeders, so I am moving some to try
Different locations

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Old 06-27-2021, 02:29 PM   #12
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I have about 6 I guess the rest of froze to death

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Old 06-27-2021, 02:54 PM   #13
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we are usually covered up with them, but we had very small numbers this year.
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Old 06-27-2021, 02:54 PM   #14
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In the Conroe area and usually September thru November are better than right now.
I think a lot of nectar producing plants were killed by the freeze.
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Old 06-27-2021, 03:48 PM   #15
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The northward migration usually comes through my area in March-April. I saw 2 arounf my feeders in April but that was all. Ants got the feed.
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Old 06-27-2021, 05:49 PM   #16
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I’m not keeping up with it this year. We have never had more than a few pairs claim a feeder per year, so it is hard go through enough nectar before it starts to go bad.

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Just don't fill the feeder up.
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Old 06-27-2021, 06:17 PM   #17
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I usually only have a couple as the black chins are militant in my area. At one point I had three feeders up about 25 yards apart in a rough triangle and ONE bird managed to rule all three. My neighbors all have 2-3 as well that battle over the feeders so it may just be too few birds and too many feeders - at least in my area.
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Old 06-27-2021, 06:25 PM   #18
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I put one up at my cabin in ok and had birds on it within 10 mins. I enjoy watching them as I drink my morning coffee.


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Old 06-27-2021, 06:39 PM   #19
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Heard the freeze had a big impact and lost a bunch. My parents spend the summer in Colorado and said their numbers are down huge this year.
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Old 06-27-2021, 06:49 PM   #20
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I've had 5 feeders out all spring and summer and so far only one hummer that I saw.
I think the big freeze got em or they shifted migration route.
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Old 06-27-2021, 06:50 PM   #21
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Numbers are down here too. We usually see 6 or 8 fighting for a spot, but so far this year I’ve only seen three at once.
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Old 06-27-2021, 06:59 PM   #22
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Our numbers have picked up a bit in the past two weeks.
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Old 06-27-2021, 09:04 PM   #23
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Wife just put one up in Rockport but saw just one the other day.
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Old 06-27-2021, 09:08 PM   #24
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Been slow seeing them so far, sure miss those little guys.
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Old 06-27-2021, 09:15 PM   #25
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We have had up to 7 the last few weeks. More than in any of the last 5 years
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Old 06-27-2021, 09:20 PM   #26
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None here !
Had 6-7 last year.
I think the weather might have taken out a few this past winter.
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Old 06-27-2021, 09:29 PM   #27
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We’ve got about 6 that are constantly hitting the feeders we have hanging on the back porch.


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Old 06-28-2021, 04:28 AM   #28
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I usually keep a couple of feeders out. Got 3 coming in pretty regularly. That's pretty typical though. Not sure why but I've never had big numbers here.
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:41 AM   #29
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sautéed in butter and garlic. Yum!
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:51 AM   #30
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Been weird this year, (north Dallas) we some a few months ago and now hardly any. Not sure what's going on.
Same. I'm near White Rock Lake and had a bunch last year. I've seen one black chinned male this year and that's it.
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:54 AM   #31
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My numbers in Parker County seem about normal and the feeders at New York Hill in Thurber seem to be packed as usual.
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Old 06-28-2021, 07:05 AM   #32
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Just got back from a cabin in Pagosa Springs Colorado. The feeders there have very few on them. Normally hundreds of them are there.
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Old 06-28-2021, 08:24 AM   #33
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We had 10-12 here towards the end of April, but nothing since.
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Old 06-28-2021, 09:31 AM   #34
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We had 10-12 here towards the end of April, but nothing since.
Yep, I am waiting for the migration to start in September- November, to see some new color @ the feeders
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Old 06-28-2021, 09:35 AM   #35
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Like others in our area (DFW) have said it has been an off year. We added a second feeder this year but we haven't seen a single bird.
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Old 06-28-2021, 09:41 AM   #36
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We are in Denison and have been pretty consistent with them since April. They may be slowing a little but still good. Our place by Atoka has been good up this point as well.
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Old 06-28-2021, 01:21 PM   #37
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I've got two feeders out on the back porch. They've been out since I spotted the first ones this year back in April. We have 4 or 5 regulars that hit the sugar water. They're fun to watch.
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Old 06-28-2021, 03:12 PM   #38
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Very slow at our house in Young county this year. Went about three weeks without seeing any, but a couple are back now. We put up a purple Martin house for the first time this year and have close to 14 right now, so that’s been fun and interesting. Gives me a reason to break out the old pellet gun and do a little sparrow control too.
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Old 06-28-2021, 03:35 PM   #39
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We have a pair that are staying around, they probably have nested and hatched at least one clutch so far. My daughter saw the smallest hummer we have seen so assume it was a new chic. We have out a couple of feeders and also we planted some coral honeysuckle they really like.

Even thought this is nesting pair they still run each other off the feeders, they just can't stop themselves I don't think.
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Old 06-29-2021, 10:14 AM   #40
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Got in my new Tactacam yesterday - decided to test it out and see if I could catch a few visitors.

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Old 06-29-2021, 12:02 PM   #41
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Got in my new Tactacam yesterday - decided to test it out and see if I could catch a few visitors.

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This is my next endeavor is have cameras on the feeders before the migration comes and I can catch different species come from up north
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Old 06-29-2021, 02:13 PM   #42
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It gets a little crazy here in September
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Old 06-29-2021, 02:27 PM   #43
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I have three feeders that I "try" to keep up with. With a crazy work schedule, being on nights for the summer, I sometimes let the feeders go too long without changing the solution, I'm sure in the summer you really need to change it out every couple days. We traditionally have quiet a few throughout the spring and summer, sit out back for an hour in the evening and see 5-10 hitting the feeders. Started off good this spring, then the sightings dropped off over the past month or so. They are still around, just not hitting the feeders in the evening like normal. I don't know if it was the freeze, fewer flowering plants, or what. I know I have two big altheas that are stunted and have zero blooms on them. Typically my hummingbirds hit my flowing plants hard along with the feeders.
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Old 06-29-2021, 03:05 PM   #44
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Old 06-29-2021, 03:46 PM   #45
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We have a pair that are staying around, they probably have nested and hatched at least one clutch so far. My daughter saw the smallest hummer we have seen so assume it was a new chic. We have out a couple of feeders and also we planted some coral honeysuckle they really like.

Even thought this is nesting pair they still run each other off the feeders, they just can't stop themselves I don't think.
Hummingbird chicks can be up to twice the size of the adults.
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Old 06-29-2021, 03:55 PM   #46
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Old 06-29-2021, 04:07 PM   #47
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It gets a little crazy here in September
Thinking crazy is an understatement. Pretty cool though
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Old 06-29-2021, 04:08 PM   #48
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We have about 6 or seven here in Brown county
Last year was ten or twelve
I separate my three feeders on the ends of my yard
To try and feed aa many as possible at once.
Going thru about 4 or 5 cups of water every two days.
I like to sit on the porch drinking my coffee in the mornings
And watch them and the deer also
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Old 06-29-2021, 05:24 PM   #49
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We experienced similar here in H-town. I'm thinking the freeze did a number on them. I saw a pair a few times around Easter. Guess we will see what the fall looks like. Typically most sightings are April through May and then again in the September to October time frame. There's been previous years, you couldn't keep feeder full certain weeks.
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Old 06-29-2021, 08:22 PM   #50
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Got in my new Tactacam yesterday - decided to test it out and see if I could catch a few visitors.

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