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« Reply #150 on: June 13, 2021, 02:44:38 PM »
We've had a lot of wind lately. That plays merry havoc with my feeder. As the feeder swings about the nectar gets thrown everywhere!   :rant:

Still, the birds seem to be doing well and we have at least three using the feeder. ( Never at the same time, of course... )

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« Reply #151 on: June 14, 2021, 05:52:40 PM »
Great to hear LoopCutter.  We get gusts since we have an open horse ranch near me and the winds off the ocean.  I tuck my feeder under my avocado tree to shelter it from sun and winds.  Its does pretty ok there.  The other day I say a pair sitting on a branch of the tree chirping away.  I am enjoying sitting on the back patio and watching them.  We actually get a lot of birds coming by to sit in the tree.  We live near a protected sanctuary along the Pacific flyway.  Heck I had a duck in my driveway not long ago.  It was so random.  I was watering and hear this quack.   :D.  I gave it a bit of a splash and off it went.     

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« Reply #152 on: June 14, 2021, 06:09:17 PM »
 :rofl:

Very cool, Aloha.   :tu:

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« Reply #153 on: June 14, 2021, 06:32:49 PM »
When we first came to look at the place it was neat cause this area is tucked away.  It was once large farm lands.  Once fella owned darn near the whole area but when he passed he left a lot of land for parks.  After we moved in we drove along the "main" street and saw a couple folks in a park with telephoto lens cameras.  I thought it was something other than Birders  :dunno:

Its was cool to find out that many people flock  :facepalm: to this area for photos.  When we walk the beach we also see folks loaded down with camera gear. 

There is still a lot of open land near the protected area.  Many folks have horse ranches.  The street 4 homes away from us is all horse ranch.  Kinda cool when you think in a large city there are still tucked away areas like this.  Its one of the reasons we settled here. 

The Pacific Flyaway is just another wonderful bonus. 

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« Reply #154 on: June 14, 2021, 07:31:21 PM »
It sounds fantastic.

Where I grew up in Northern Kalamazoo County, (mom still lives there), we were bordered to the west by a farm, and to north another farm. 
Both farms were donated to the  Kalamazoo Nature Center for land conservancy. 

Wild life galore visit mom’s yard, including; deer, turkeys, and all types of native birds. 

Pretty much the same as when I was a youngster.  Many great memories.


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« Reply #155 on: June 14, 2021, 07:36:37 PM »
Heheheh.....we are in a fairly suburban spot, but close to a fairly natural park. As a result, we get more hungry deer than the plants like!   :rant:

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« Reply #156 on: August 12, 2021, 10:55:58 PM »
Haven't seen any Hummingbirds for a couple of days.

They may have started their migration South now......

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« Reply #157 on: September 06, 2021, 04:56:32 PM »
Cleaned my their feeder the other day.  They are not as active during this time of year since I'm sure there are more sources of nectar for them.  As promised to them I have begun my Humming Bird/Bee/Butterfly garden.  I don't have to worry about frost so I kinda plant how I want.  I'm in zone 10b.  I picked up some wonderful Lavender, Lantana, Salvia Greggii ( sage ), Snapdragon, a "pollinator mix", California poppy, Calibrachoa ( petunia cousin ), and some other I cannot recall at the moment  :think:.  I did spy them all enjoying a succulent that flowers which was awesome to see.  I read that some pollinators do enjoy these flowering variety.  I have 5 wonderful Plumeria of which 2 flower ( the others are still small ) pollinators like.  I'm hoping by next spring/summer everything settles in and flowers offering whomever I get to my garden a treat. 

I also have a avocado tree that gets quite a few bees as well as my neighbors avocado tree.  My crab apple tree flower but I don't see as many enjoying it  :dunno:

I'll snap some pictures down the road as they establish themselves hopefully.     

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« Reply #158 on: September 06, 2021, 05:10:45 PM »
Our bees are busy readying themselves for Fall and Winter, but the hummingbirds have headed off to the South.   :tu:

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« Reply #159 on: February 03, 2022, 05:10:01 PM »
I spotted a Humming bird going in and out of my neighbors tree that hangs over our fence.  I had a closer look and saw she had made a nest.  I told my partner and son to avoid that area.  A couple days later I took a peek and there are 2 eggs. 

Pretty stoked that soon hopefully there will be babies.   

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« Reply #160 on: February 04, 2022, 01:22:27 AM »
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« Reply #161 on: February 04, 2022, 04:39:18 AM »
Washed and filled her feeder today.  Its such a wonder she stays warm on our cold nights.  It'll be low 40s tho she did pick a nice spot sheltered from the breeze.  The feeder is about 20 or so yards from her nest.  We are maintaining a strict distance from her nest.  Pretty exciting.   

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« Reply #162 on: February 18, 2022, 08:26:19 PM »
Not so strict since she is catching gnats  :facepalm:

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« Reply #163 on: February 18, 2022, 08:56:05 PM »
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« Reply #164 on: May 03, 2022, 11:52:33 PM »
I'm guessing babies were hatched and left?  Eggs opened and no activity since I took that picture.  I did spy this momma dutifully sitting on her nest.  Can you see her?

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« Reply #165 on: May 04, 2022, 04:56:25 AM »
She looks attentive.

No sign of ours yet....but I'm thinking that I should get the nectar feeder out....  :D

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« Reply #166 on: May 04, 2022, 05:47:13 AM »
She was watching my every move.  I steered as clear of her as I could.  I hope you'll see yours soon enough. 

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« Reply #167 on: May 05, 2022, 05:15:06 PM »
Yesterday, I saw there was a report of a hummingbird about 20 miles south of my spot. I promptly put out my feeder.

This morning: first Calliope of the year spotted at the feeder!   :ahhh   Spring is here!

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« Reply #168 on: May 05, 2022, 05:16:23 PM »
 :woohoo: perfect timing.  Well done and welcome Humming birds. 

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« Reply #169 on: May 05, 2022, 05:39:29 PM »
Such fun characters.    :tu:

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« Reply #170 on: Today at 04:07:51 PM »
Snowy day here.

The hummingbirds look like scraggly little wretches. I don't know how they manage!


 

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