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Just before the storm

September 9 2017 at 6:10 PM

Mary  (Login Cuyamaca)
Hummingbird Lover 2017

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174@N07/shares/7tW06H

 
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Alex
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Hummingbird Lover 2014

Re: Just before the storm

September 9 2017, 10:49 PM 

All I have to say is<<<< WOW>>>>>>
Alex
Northlake, Il.
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Ilena
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Hummingbird Lover 2016

Re: Just before the storm

September 10 2017, 8:23 AM 

And here I carefully place tons of hummer flowers & thoughtfully placed feeders. And I am so grateful to get my normal 3-5 friends buzzing around. I can't imagine the chaos at this scene...LOL and it looks like it is next to a BMX track and they don't even care.....
Ilena Zone 5 Elkhorn, WI

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Nathan
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Hummingbird lover 2013

Re: Just before the storm

September 10 2017, 9:01 AM 

Wow, that is awesome. I'm definitely loving my new yard here in the East and the Ruby-throated migration, but out in the arid West is where it's at. I'm always surprised out how inhospitable the surrounding natural terrain looks in hummingbird havens like this. Where would all those birds feed without your feeders? Remember each one of those birds would require nectar from the around 2,000 individual flowers per day.
Nathan Motz
Deridder, Louisiana

 
 

Mary
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Hummingbird Lover 2017

Just before the storm

September 10 2017, 1:11 PM 

Actually it isn't as arid as it looks, that is just a small road that we have on our property. We have LOTS of oak and pine trees for them to sit in. We live in the mountains at 4800' and never thought we would have so many hummingbirds.

 
 
Lori
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Hummingbird Lover 2015

Re: Just before the storm

September 10 2017, 2:26 PM 

That is fantastic, Mary!

Very curious, which species do you get there?

Thanks!

Lori
Eugene, OR
zone 8b

 
 
Fran
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Hummingbird Lover 2015

Re: Just before the storm

September 10 2017, 9:09 PM 

Holy cow! I can't even imagine keeping up with that crowd!!! Do you have any help? Wish I could help in some way, I will keep positive thoughts for you at least. Hopefully, the storm will pass over quickly!

Fran
Lakeview, OR
Zone 4/5

 
 

Mary
(Login Cuyamaca)
Hummingbird Lover 2017

Before the storm

September 14 2017, 7:19 PM 

99% of our hummingbirds are Anna's. They don't migrate, but will go down to a lower elevation when it gets really cold.

I think I need to hire a bird sitter to fix nectar and fill the feeders so I can be gone longer then 6 hrs. at a time. They are definitely running my life (what little I have left of it).

 
 
 
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