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Offline glenn57

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You may need to not fill them so full LPS, and fill them more often. That sugar water can get pretty rancid in the heat.
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I do like you Barry, but I refill it about once a week though.
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Ours get filled with nectar that's been warmed in the microwave with no food coloring. Easy for me to tell if it goes bad as it gets cloudy. Usually need to refill ~ every 2 weeks or so here. It doesn't seem like we have as many as normal this year yet though. :sad:
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No coloring for us. We fill our two feeders about one fourth full and refill more often so it stays fresher and we can dump the bugs out.

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I use hot tap water & mix a 4:1 water to sugar ratio a quart at a time. No food color. Store the leftover in the fridge. Usually fill nectar feeders 1/4 to 1/2 full. Like Gunner I kinda monitor the feeders. If the mixture gets cloudy or full of bugs, I clean the feeders out good and put fresh stuff in. When it's warm it needs changing more frequently.
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They are going nuts here out west, funny watching one feed and then sit on a branch waiting to chase off the next one that shows up. We have a small and a perty big feeder here but the in-laws in sconi have lots of little feeders scattered around which seem to work pretty good, maybe no bulling that way.. might have to try it perhaps.

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That don't work boober, we have 5 feeders at the cabin, alot like kids and toys, they all seem to want the same one  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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I can't do those hummingbird or oriole feeders here....the bears like them to much and mama don't want the bruisers in the yard  :undecided:
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 The feeder by the steps down to the lake's 'bout empty but the other 1 is starting to get a little cloudy. :scratch: No bugs in it yet, that I've seen, though.
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I can't do those hummingbird or oriole feeders here....the bears like them to much and mama don't want the bruisers in the yard  :undecided:
thats crazy, the cabin is in the middle of bear country and we've never had a problem with yogi and boo boo with any of our feeders.   :scratch: strange!!
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I can't do those hummingbird or oriole feeders here....the bears like them to much and mama don't want the bruisers in the yard  :undecided:
thats crazy, the cabin is in the middle of bear country and we've never had a problem with yogi and boo boo with any of our feeders.   :scratch: strange!!

I don't see a problem with it 🙂, but it don't make mama happy...
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 :scratch: Never had a problem with 'em bothering our feeders either.
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HD has the friendly bears!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:  see they are even trained to walk upright!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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 :scratch: Escapees from the circus?            ;) :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:
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Still no hummer's at my place,however only put one feeder out and a couple store bought nectar type flower bokay's,not sure where the  feeder nectar is going? flies found the feeder so maybe the insects are lapping the sugar water up?,I usually sit out in the pole barn smoking cigars so keeping a close eye on the feeder for hummers,might put the second one out tonight and hope for the best.

on a side note ,dotch pegged my downy wood pecker,tough little some beech as he has taken control of my large willow tree,thinking mama has a nest somewhere ,this little downy won't let any other birds perch on the tree,he runs them all away.

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Has anyone else noticed less hummingbird activity recently???

How bout you nordern Minnesota fellers?? Been wondering if I should even bother bringing up new juice next week??? :scratch:
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I have not seen one for a week or 2 now.
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Have one that keeps flittin' around these flowers on my front steps...must be somethin' he likes in there.

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Has anyone else noticed less hummingbird activity recently???

How bout you nordern Minnesota fellers?? Been wondering if I should even bother bringing up new juice next week??? :scratch:
Thereís a few around, but not like a few weeks ago. Iíll try to update before you head back up.

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My little "rufus hummer" comes around every evening,takes a sip or two of nector and moves on,never had the ruby throat all summer this year.

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Has anyone else noticed less hummingbird activity recently???

How bout you nordern Minnesota fellers?? Been wondering if I should even bother bringing up new juice next week??? :scratch:
Thereís a few around, but not like a few weeks ago. Iíll try to update before you head back up.
:happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Just filled our feeders last week, haven't seen or heard 1 in a bit though. :scratch: Looks to me like the liquid is still goin down.
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Just filled our feeders last week, haven't seen or heard 1 in a bit though. :scratch: Looks to me like the liquid is still goin down.
dehydration, just sayin!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Just filled our feeders last week, haven't seen or heard 1 in a bit though. :scratch: Looks to me like the liquid is still goin down.
dehydration, just sayin!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:scratch: What've you been :smoking:?              :rolleyes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
« Last Edit: September 09/15/21, 12:27:20 PM by Gunner55 »
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nothing quit smoking several years ago!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Still lotsa hummingbird activity here in the south at the ranch. Hitting the nectar feeders and cannas hard along with numerous other flowers. Think I'll whip up one more batch of nectar so they'll have clean fresh stuff for the remainder of their stay here. We'll probably have them another 10 days - 2 weeks yet then all bets are off.
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Has anyone else noticed less hummingbird activity recently???

How bout you nordern Minnesota fellers?? Been wondering if I should even bother bringing up new juice next week??? :scratch:
Thereís a few around, but not like a few weeks ago. Iíll try to update before you head back up.
Havenít seen any for a while, Glenn. Probably donít have to fill the feeders.

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Thanks fishwidow!!! :happy1: was kinda my thoughts also. Only seen one around here yesterday. I'll be taking my feeders down here at home when I get back from up north.
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Only seen 'em for a couple days after we refilled the feeders, been 'bout a week since I seen/heard 1.
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Still some using the nectar feeder and hitting the cannas here today after I returned from the car cruise. Their days are numbered I'm afraid... :sad:
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