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Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 2nd November 2017, 21:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
I have purple Mexican sages in my yard, as well...

I have purple Mexican sages in my yard, as well as pink, white and red Gregg sages and an orange Cape honeysuckle (which the hummers adore!). I planted all of these because they are popular with...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 10th October 2017, 00:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Those are great photos - the bird on the left is...

Those are great photos - the bird on the left is so cute!
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 10th October 2017, 00:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Haven't been to this forum in quite some time, so...

Haven't been to this forum in quite some time, so we'll have to see if I can relearn how to post a photo... but, yes, hummers' tongue are insanely long, and they can reach well into a feeder to get...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 10th October 2017, 00:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
I've seen other species of hummers other than...

I've seen other species of hummers other than Anna's be very aggressive in guarding feeders in my yard, including Allen's and Black-chinned. The Anna's are definitely the most territorial, though,...
Forum: Hummingbirds Monday 9th October 2017, 23:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Yes, 1 part sugar to 4 parts water is what is...

Yes, 1 part sugar to 4 parts water is what is recommended by ornithologists, including the Cornell people. No food coloring necessary to attract hummers to a feeder - they are smart little things and...
Forum: Hummingbirds Sunday 9th April 2017, 03:59
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
It's like "Field of Dreams" for hummers. Put up a...

It's like "Field of Dreams" for hummers. Put up a feeder with a small amount of nectar and keep an eye on it. Make sure you change the nectar out every 3-4 days, whether you see hummers or not. When...
Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 2nd March 2017, 02:31
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Thanks, Deidra! I've been taking photos of the...

Thanks, Deidra! I've been taking photos of the hummers in my yard since last June. Getting better at it, but it's relatively easy when they're just sitting there! The real challenge is getting good...
Forum: Hummingbirds Sunday 26th February 2017, 04:54
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Thanks for the additional info, Douglas y...

Thanks for the additional info, Douglas y Cynthia. I was surprised to learn that it wasn't until 2013 that this disease was identified in hummingbirds and also that they had only observed it in...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 21st February 2017, 22:25
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Well, I can't make the Allen's come visit you,...

Well, I can't make the Allen's come visit you, but I can show you the male Allen's that is currently hanging out in the rose tree across from the feeder by my window. Allen's can be skittish, and it...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 21st February 2017, 02:34
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Hey, Deidra! Unfortunately, I realized after...

Hey, Deidra!

Unfortunately, I realized after posting that Bella Hummingbird's first two babies had just fledged, so they aren't in the nest now (they were the mama bird called Rosie's babies). But,...
Forum: Hummingbirds Sunday 19th February 2017, 02:28
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Smile Oh, pretty feeder, Deidra! The Anna's are...

Oh, pretty feeder, Deidra!

The Anna's are nesting so competition for resources is fierce. The boys are always grumpy, but even the girls are pretty aggressive right now. I watched a female chase a...
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 3rd February 2017, 09:43
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
De nada, Deidra. I'm sure it's a challenge...

De nada, Deidra.

I'm sure it's a challenge having hummer feeders in the high desert, where it gets much colder in the winter and so much hotter in the summer than here. I'm betting you will see...
Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 2nd February 2017, 09:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Hi, Deidra, I'm on the coast, southwest of you....

Hi, Deidra,

I'm on the coast, southwest of you. Nice to "meet" you! Hopefully, you will not see any signs of this disease in your hummers there.

I have changed my hummer feeder sterilizing regimen...
Forum: Hummingbirds Wednesday 25th January 2017, 09:16
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
I should mention first that I've changed my mind...

I should mention first that I've changed my mind about the sex of the bird in question! I originally ID'd her as male partly because of the large size of the throat patch. But there was still no sign...
Forum: Hummingbirds Wednesday 18th January 2017, 04:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Cutaneous form of avian pox

In June 2016, I had a juvenile male Anna's hummingbird who I thought might have cutaneous avian pox. It's a contagious disease that causes warty growths on unfeathered areas of birds, like feet, base...
Forum: Hummingbirds Sunday 15th January 2017, 03:58
Replies: 1
Views: 2,244
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
In my limited experience with Black-chinneds,...

In my limited experience with Black-chinneds, which was (admittedly) almost entirely with juveniles over last summer, their wings look very dark when folded up.
Having spent the last six months...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 15th January 2017, 03:29
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
I gather that the Ruby-Throated hummer are quite...

I gather that the Ruby-Throated hummer are quite similar to our Anna's here. Are they very aggressive and territorial like Anna's?
I'm on the coast so our winters are mild here, allowing the Anna's...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 15th January 2017, 01:50
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Greetings from Southern California

I'm primarily an avid hummingbird observer. I do my observing in my yard at home because I'm disabled and use a wheelchair. But, with four hummer feeders hanging up and having planted hummer-favored...
Forum: Hummingbirds Sunday 15th January 2017, 01:20
Replies: 1
Views: 2,164
Posted By SoCalHummerLady
Hi, Dave. I suspect no one's responded before...

Hi, Dave. I suspect no one's responded before because it's hard to tell what species the bird is from the photo. I'm a bit iffy about the black-chinned ID, myself. Black-chinneds usually have a...
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