[Tweeters] Hummer Question

Dianna Moore osdlm1945 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 16:03:41 PDT 2019


Hummers also need more protein for nesting season, then LOTS of protein for
the babies, both in nest and following fledge.
Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 3:06 PM <andie777 at comcast.net> wrote:


> HI: That's life !! Rufous get out of here by July. Males leave first then

> the female and the kids. Miss the little devils but they will be back in

> the

> spring. The Anna's will be around even in the winter so don't pack your

> feeders away. They won't be thick so one feeder shud suffice. They love

> Crocosmia flowers and my basket of Calibrachoa. Enjoy ! Use to live in

> Port

> Townsend. Your smart being in Port Angeles!

> Andie fm Anacortes.

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: Kathy Kesner

> Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:06 PM

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] Hummer Question

>

> Hi,

> We bought a home near Port Angeles Wa. After living in Seattle for many

> years. Last winter was the first winter there and we had a few

> over-wintering Anna’s as I expected. In the early spring we had a crazy

> number of Anna’s and Rufous hummingbirds - they were going through maybe a

> gallon and a half of food a week. Then, 3 or 4 weeks ago 95% of them

> vanished and we are back to just a few Anna’s. Does anyone know if this is

> typical for the Olympic Peninsula? Was the big crowd part of the Northern

> migration that moved on? They were all here for maybe 5 or 6 weeks. I

> found

> the sudden drop off puzzling.

> Thanks for any info!

> Kat

>

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