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Still to many to count

September 8 2017 at 8:28 PM

Mary  (Login Cuyamaca)
Hummingbird Lover 2017

No migration here yet. I am still feeding 500 - 600 birds a day. I'm now making 3 to 4 gallons of nectar a day and can't be gone more then 5 hours max at a time, otherwise they run out of food.
It seems to be getting crazier by the day.[linked image]

 
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Joe M.
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Hummingbirder 2012

Re: Still to many to count

September 8 2017, 9:03 PM 

Your bless Mary but I have no idea where your located.
South America some place?
Joe M.
Lakeland, FL

 
 

Nathan
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Hummingbird lover 2013

Re: Still to many to count

September 8 2017, 11:58 PM 

No I think she's in southern California in the mountains, right Mary? You are probably seeing lots of migratory birds but I think it's safe to say that you are in a unique area and may have lots of hummingbirds all year round. That area of southern California is pretty special, lots of Costa's hummingbirds live in those deserts, Anna's too, and Black-Chins show up for the spring and summer. Rufous and Calliope hummingbirds migrate through there in spring and fall so you probably see a huge bump in numbers during those times.
Nathan Motz
Deridder, Louisiana

 
 

Kathi and Michael Rock
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Hummingbird Member 2006

Re: Still to many to count

September 9 2017, 2:15 AM 

It is an amazing phenomenon that would never occur in the east with Ruby-throats. It's clear that when so many species of hummingbirds are migrating through an area such as this, you will have a greater number of birds. It is something most of us could only dream of!

[linked image]
Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
Zone 5

[linked image]

 
 
Dan
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Hummingbird lover 2009

Re: Still to many to count

September 9 2017, 8:07 AM 

Wow that's an incredible number of hummers. Frankly, while I'd love to see that, I think I might quickly become exhausted and burned out trying to keep that many fed every single day. Give me 20 hummers and I'd be happy.
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a


    
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Joe M.
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Hummingbirder 2012

Re: Still to many to count

September 9 2017, 4:30 PM 

Thanks Nathan, now I remember that Mary is in Julian, CA.
Joe M.
Lakeland, FL

 
 

Mary
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Hummingbird Lover 2017

Still to many to count

September 9 2017, 6:12 PM 

Yes, I live in Julian. I just posted a video of the hummingbirds just before a severe thunderstorm, I have never seen them go this crazy before.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174@N07/shares/7tW06H

 
 
Dan
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Hummingbird lover 2009

Re: Still to many to count

September 9 2017, 10:14 PM 

Mary, that is just insane. Twenty hummers sitting together on feeders with only ten ports.
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a

 
 
Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: Still to many to count

September 10 2017, 1:10 AM 

Crazy! Thanks for sharing , Mary.
Steve
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Bob Ky.
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Re: Still to many to count

September 11 2017, 4:47 PM 

Hi Mary,

When you said you fed 500-600 birds a day, it seemed impossible. NOW I know it is for real [linked image]

Your video is mind-blowing.

FYI, here's Mary's location = Julian,California.

[linked image]
Regards,
Bob

 
 
 
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