[Tweeters] Hummingbird disappearance
catsbow at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 13:02:11 PDT 2021
It’s the males too. I’ve noticed increased activity. Started yesterday.
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> On Apr 23, 2021, at 10:53 AM, Dianna Moore <osdlm1945 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There was a noticeable cutoff date on 4/20. I refilled the feeder Monday night and by Tuesday night I could see very little change in the amount taken, after a week at least of frenetic activity around both hummer feeders.
> Dianna Moore
> Ocean Shores
>> On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:24 PM ck park <travelgirl.fics at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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...
>> 00 caren
>> 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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