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Old 01-04-2004, 08:26 PM
Anne Lurie
 
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It's time to put up the hummingbird feeders, folks! I'm hearing reports
from various other birdwatchers that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are being
seen in SC and NC.

As a reminder, you don't need red solution in the feeder. Just 4 parts
water to 1 part sugar will do it. Note: making the solution "sweeter" is
actually bad for the hummingbirds because they do not digest it efficiently.

Just my personal plug to anyone wishing to buy a new (or first) feeder --
I prefer the Droll Yankee brand of clear feeders with permanently attached
red bee guards. I find the red Perky Pet feeders much harder to clean (you
can't see inside the plastic part), and the bee guards fall off.

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh



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I put mine up last week hoping they'd show up soon ;-)

I don't have the Droll Yankees hummingbird feeder but after we had our
regular bird feeders destroyed a few times by squirrels we switched to the
Droll Yankee feeders and they have held up beautifully. They cost a little
more but at least I don't have to replace them monthly anymore.

Robert

"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
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It's time to put up the hummingbird feeders, folks! I'm hearing reports
from various other birdwatchers that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are being
seen in SC and NC.

As a reminder, you don't need red solution in the feeder. Just 4 parts
water to 1 part sugar will do it. Note: making the solution "sweeter" is
actually bad for the hummingbirds because they do not digest it

efficiently.

Just my personal plug to anyone wishing to buy a new (or first) feeder --
I prefer the Droll Yankee brand of clear feeders with permanently attached
red bee guards. I find the red Perky Pet feeders much harder to clean

(you
can't see inside the plastic part), and the bee guards fall off.

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh




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Old 01-04-2004, 08:26 PM
Robert
 
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Default Hummingbirds on their way

I put mine up last week hoping they'd show up soon ;-)

I don't have the Droll Yankees hummingbird feeder but after we had our
regular bird feeders destroyed a few times by squirrels we switched to the
Droll Yankee feeders and they have held up beautifully. They cost a little
more but at least I don't have to replace them monthly anymore.

Robert

"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
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It's time to put up the hummingbird feeders, folks! I'm hearing reports
from various other birdwatchers that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are being
seen in SC and NC.

As a reminder, you don't need red solution in the feeder. Just 4 parts
water to 1 part sugar will do it. Note: making the solution "sweeter" is
actually bad for the hummingbirds because they do not digest it

efficiently.

Just my personal plug to anyone wishing to buy a new (or first) feeder --
I prefer the Droll Yankee brand of clear feeders with permanently attached
red bee guards. I find the red Perky Pet feeders much harder to clean

(you
can't see inside the plastic part), and the bee guards fall off.

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh




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Old 01-04-2004, 08:26 PM
Joanna & Mark
 
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I know what I am doing tomorrow!



"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
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It's time to put up the hummingbird feeders, folks! I'm hearing reports
from various other birdwatchers that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are being
seen in SC and NC.

As a reminder, you don't need red solution in the feeder. Just 4 parts
water to 1 part sugar will do it. Note: making the solution "sweeter" is
actually bad for the hummingbirds because they do not digest it

efficiently.

Just my personal plug to anyone wishing to buy a new (or first) feeder --
I prefer the Droll Yankee brand of clear feeders with permanently attached
red bee guards. I find the red Perky Pet feeders much harder to clean

(you
can't see inside the plastic part), and the bee guards fall off.

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh




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Old 01-04-2004, 08:26 PM
Joanna & Mark
 
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I know what I am doing tomorrow!



"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
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It's time to put up the hummingbird feeders, folks! I'm hearing reports
from various other birdwatchers that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are being
seen in SC and NC.

As a reminder, you don't need red solution in the feeder. Just 4 parts
water to 1 part sugar will do it. Note: making the solution "sweeter" is
actually bad for the hummingbirds because they do not digest it

efficiently.

Just my personal plug to anyone wishing to buy a new (or first) feeder --
I prefer the Droll Yankee brand of clear feeders with permanently attached
red bee guards. I find the red Perky Pet feeders much harder to clean

(you
can't see inside the plastic part), and the bee guards fall off.

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh






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