[CT Birds] Hummingbird migration in New England

Carole Donagher cdonagher at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 16 10:50:33 EDT 2015

Thanks for the reminders, Dave!
Looking at the state of the plants in my yard, I am putting up my feeders right now!  My shrubs and etc that are normally in bloom for the exhausted hummers' return are way behind, thanks to our lingering winter.  At this rate, and with our cold nights, it will be slim pickings for the returning hummers without some nectar feeders!  
Carole DonagherFarmington

     On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:45 PM, David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

 According to http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
have been reported already in all New England states this Spring with the
exception of Maine. Nothing wrong with putting up feeders now. Just change
the solution every few days (more often in hot weather) and no need to use
red dye solutions (better to not use it), just sugar and water and keep the
feeders clean. Boiling the water first will help lower chlorine content a
bit (if your water is chlorinated) but be sure it has completely cooled off
before putting it in feeders.


Dave Provencher

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