We've also been inundated with R-b Grosbeaks and Purple Finches this year.
Way more than any year in the 4 summers we've been here in the woods next
to the Danby State Forest. One thing we're doing differently is bringing
the feeders in at night. They are hanging from hooks mounted on our deck
Oh how awful...that's the second time that's happened over there in the past
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I am at the Thurs night music gig at Myers Park in Lansing. I just strolled
over to Salmon Creek w/ my binocs & looked over at Salt Point.
I was distressed to see a dead female Kingfisher hanging in a tree over the
water. Can't tell from over here, but it probably got snagged in fishing line.
I've had normal hummingbird traffic at my feeder this year (and, in fact, need
to refill it soon). There's one at it right now as I type!
What I've been having that is a bit out of the ordinary is that I've been
swarmed by Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Purple Finches all summer. I am now
I've had two pair of hummingbirds that I've seen regularly since they returned
in May. I have two feeders out on the deck plus plenty of flowers. Mine like
salvia and catmint. I've often wondered if the same ones return here because
they are used to my feeders. That goes for my Orioles and
SYNOPSIS OF Merlin nesting success in 2017 in the Finger Lakes region and
This summary of Merlin nesting success is only possible because of reports from
others who let me know of the location for nesting behavior they noted first,
and in one case continued to monitor the nest.
I have maintained a feeder all summer too with no results until yesterday when
my husband saw one there briefly. We never seem to have any despite many
plantings for them until August or when the Bee Balm and Rose of Sharon are
flowering so I guess it is on time for our yard.
I have two feeders out. I usually also plant zinnias and hang a fuchsia
out for them but I failed at gardening this year. They are visiting the
daylilies, the monarda, the phlox, and the jewelweed in addition to the
I have read that it is helpful to hang at least two feeders
We have a pair of Ruby-throats in residence this summer, same as always.
Haven't seen any youngsters yet, but we've got three hummzingers loaded in
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I have heard that you need more than one feeder or food source to consistently
attract hummingbirds. Do you have two sources of food for them or is my
For a while the only evidence I had that hummingbirds were around was
that the nectar level would drop in the feeders. However, woodpeckers
like to drink the nectar too. But since my monarda started blooming I've
been seeing them on a more regular basis and the past few days I've seen
two at a
We've had a regular pair all along this summer (if you want to call it
On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Linda Orkin wrote:
> I had one in my garden yesterday, visiting my monarda. Haven't seen one
> since late spring when I saw what I call a "wild one" in the
A female regularly visits our monarda
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We have a sopping wet male who continues to guard our feeder. He was missing
for about a month but is back now. I guess he found something better to eat for
a while... One of his favorite perches is the end of a zip tie that was placed
on a fence long ago.
I had one in my garden yesterday, visiting my monarda. Haven't seen one
since late spring when I saw what I call a "wild one" in the woods at the
end of Muriel Street. I give you huge kudos for maintaining your feeder
all this time with no apparent rewards!! Glad you got a brief reward.
As we were talking with our son Chris in our living room on Tuesday, he
exclaimed excitedly, "A hummingbird just came to your feeder!!" It
moved out of sight, but soon returned. We had not seen one at our
feeders since May 11
I've written about this phenomenon before. To paraphrase
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