[CT Birds] hummer question
sffaulkner at comcast.net
Sun Aug 28 10:17:52 EDT 2011
I, too, am feeling badly about having taken down the feeders. My one
remaining pole feeder is seeing lots of activity -- including one tenacious
baby cardinal who persists on sitting on top and screaming for food. The
hummers keep coming to the backdoor, looking for their feeder... maybe in a
couple of hours I can put everything back up. So far -- fingers crossed --
this is far less severe than a thunderstorm we had a few weeks ago. I can't
wait to open the windows again -- getting stuffy inside!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dana Campbell" <dana.l.campbell at gmail.com>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 7:42 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] hummer question
I had taken down all my feeders, but put up a couple again this morning as
there were birds chirping all around. I spread lots of seed on the ground
under the shelter of the forsythias, but I have watched the hummers making
aborted passes at the nectar. I have another feeder hung in a more
sheltered place, but haven't been able to monitor it. Any ideas on what to
do? Should I hang it down lower to the ground? Poor little guys. Doesn't
take much of a gust to thwart their efforts to feed.
Dana Campbell, Priest in Charge
Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford
dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
*"*Come to me bird-watching God, you will find the branches for nesting. A
mustard seed of faith grows to a place of many wings*.*"
from “Prayer of the Heart” by Maren C.
Tirabassi & Joan Jordan Grant
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