[Tweeters] Hummingbird disappearance
travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 19:22:37 PDT 2021
i've heard the reason they (mostly) abandon the feeders is the need for
more protein being delivered to the new nest residents... once the kids
are fledged, everyone goes back to the flowers and feeders and insects...
george davis creek, north fork
On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM Cathy Scott <catsbow at gmail.com> wrote:
> I’ve been catering to the hummingbirds since 1998 (feeders and their
> favorite flowers) and I’ve noticed the majority quit coming to the feeders
> for a period of time each year. It worried me the first couple of times.
> I like to say they go on vacation and give me one too. Instead of going
> through about 20-24 cups (160-190 ounces) a day, it goes down to about a
> quarter or third of that. They’ll be back.
> Cathy Scott
> Padilla Bay area
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