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April 7, 2009

Hummingbirds

Filed under: Birds, Wildlife — Tags: , , , — Miriam @ 9:39 am

My Google Reader came up with a Post on the Garden Vines Blog about the Ruby-Throated hummingbird migration today.  There was a link showing a Hummingbird Migration Map.  I was pretty excited about last year’s map, I guess the little hummingbirds start showing up in New Hampshire around late April.  There’s already sightings in Southern Massachusetts.  And here I was convinced that I had plenty of time to get myself a hummingbird feeder.

Any recommendations for a nice looking hummingbird feeder that wont attract hungry bears?

I’m pretty excited about hummingbirds coming to my yard, my husband and I have always enjoyed eating a takeout dinner on the firetower at Pawtuckaway State Park, and part of the charm has always been the little hummingbirds coming to eat at the feeders.  We got to watch some of the social interactions between the little guys.  I’m pretty excited to get to watch them from my house… if I can attract them.  And of course try to get pictures of them too.

The map site is part of hummingbirds.net an excellent resource on hummingbirds of several different varieties, not just the ruby-throated beauties.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hmmm…not sure about a feeder that won’t attract bears. 🙂 I imagine bears are attracted to the sugar in the water. You might try a tiny feeder that holds about 1/4 cup or less or try putting a small amount in a regular feeder. Glad I don’t have to worry about bears at my feeder – my biggest problems are ants and bees.

    Another option is to plant flowers that hummingbirds like. Fuschia is a popular hanging plant that they love. Anything with color that produces nectar and/or pollen will attract them.

    Comment by Kara S — April 8, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

  2. I absolutely love hummingbirds and have found that building a specific hummingbird house for your back garden is such a great way to enjoy watching this beautiful bird.

    Comment by Jessica Skye (Loving a Hummingbird House) — April 18, 2009 @ 3:10 pm


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