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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hummingbirds Are Here!

Get out your hummingbird feeders! Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have arrived and been seen as far north as NH, where we live, also ME, VT, NY, MI, MN and WI. The word on the street is that hummingbirds have migrated early this year.
Fill feeders with a nectar solution of one part white table sugar, to four parts water. Boil for a minute to disolve the sugar, cool, fill feeders. Clean and refill feeders ever 2-3 days in hot weather.
To see a migration map of when Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have arrived where, click here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sugar water mixture is in the refrigerator ready to go. (southwest lower michigan)

mckay olson said...

I have actully seen a couple broude tailed hummingbirds!

mckay olson said...

Sorry about the bad spelling! I did not notice until after I had published it.

christie said...

hi i live in canada in canaaan forks new brunswick,i havent seen any hummimg birds yet,im ready and excited!!

Anonymous said...

It's June 13 here in South Eastern Indiana. The Hummingbirds got here early May. Problem is only a handfull came in! I'm talking I had 1(possibly 2), and after talking to several neighbors I knew none of them had over 4.
Where are they? Anyone know? First bee's,now these precious bird's?
What next?

Ricki said...

I have a hummingbird that I just saw tonight for about 2 seconds but I have never seen one like this before. It was dark with bright orange on the shoulder. Any Idea what kind it is?