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August 5 2017 at 11:06 AM

Mary  (Login Cuyamaca)
Hummingbird Lover 2017

With the number of hummingbirds I have, no feeder goes vacant for more then 30 seconds during the day. Usually there are a minimum of three hummingbirds at each feeder. During the morning and evening, it's flying room only at the feeders.
I really enjoy watching so many hummingbirds at once. Sometimes it gets pretty chaotic, especially when I go to get an empty feeder to fill it up. My husband has commented on how we have a race track around the house and it's like little missiles flying by your head. It can get a bit spooky at times with all the buzzing, like a giant swarm of bees.

 
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Kathi and Michael Rock
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Hummingbird Member 2006

Re: No Vacancy

August 5 2017, 3:11 PM 

Mary,

I would love to see a photo of this if you could get one and post it.
Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
Zone 5

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Mary
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Hummingbird Lover 2017

No Vacancy

August 10 2017, 10:04 PM 

Here is a picture of what I am talking about.


https://www.flickr.com/gp/152784174@N07/2Xjpor

 
 

Kathi and Michael Rock
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Hummingbird Member 2006

Re: No Vacancy

August 10 2017, 10:10 PM 

Totally amazing Mary!!!! Thank you for posting. This would occur only in my dreams!!
Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
Zone 5

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Nancy Newfield
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Hummingbird Member 2005

Re: No Vacancy

August 11 2017, 4:42 PM 

Awesome! I would keep adding feeders until the crowds thinned out.
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jp
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Hummingbird Member 2005

Re: No Vacancy

August 11 2017, 8:13 PM 

Outstanding!

 
 
Joni
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Hummingbirder 2008

Re: No Vacancy

August 13 2017, 6:23 PM 

I'm jealous!

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5b
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Mary
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Hummingbird Lover 2017

No Vacancy

August 26 2017, 8:29 PM 

The only reason I don't add more feeders, I think 8 is enough, is that they are now totally running my life wink.gif I did buy 3 more 32oz feeders just so when I have to go somewhere for more then 4 hours, they will have plenty of food and hopefully not run out before I get back. They go through a gallon or more in 6 hours. I fill as many as I can to total capacity and then swap out any that are 1/2 full or less with full ones (my spares). Yesterday that bought me about 6 hours that I could stay away.


    
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Larry-Southaven, MS USDA Zone 7B
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Hummingbird Lover 2017

Re: No Vacancy

August 28 2017, 3:48 PM 

Mary, Where are you located? Certainly the migration has started for you.

 
 

Mary
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Hummingbird Lover 2017

No Vacancy

August 30 2017, 3:50 PM 

I live in Julian, California. The Anna's will stick around until mid October when the weather starts getting colder. We do get snow a few times a year, this year it surprised my hummers by snowing in May. I made sure the feeders were free of snow and didn't freeze. Luckily the snow only lasted one day and melted quickly.

 
 
 
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