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Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 8th May 2018, 18:42
Replies: 17
Views: 5,467
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Cleaning and sanitizing feeders

About a year ago work consumed most of my free time and I took down all my feeders. I could not find the time to keep them filled and clean. I hastily emptied the feeders then left them in my storage...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 8th May 2018, 17:14
Replies: 13
Views: 8,343
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Coloring hummingbird nectar with red dye started...

Coloring hummingbird nectar with red dye started over 50 years ago when most feeders were made of clear glass and the color red was thought and is a way of attracting hummingbirds. We have since...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 8th May 2018, 16:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Fuchsia's seem to be a great attractor here in...

Fuchsia's seem to be a great attractor here in San Jose, CA
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 8th April 2014, 22:07
Replies: 7
Views: 2,208
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Here is a link to a YT video I found on the Bird...

Here is a link to a YT video I found on the Bird Watchers Digest website. http://youtu.be/I9_oOhXNG6A
Forum: Hummingbirds Wednesday 26th February 2014, 04:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,085
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
carjug, I always enjoy your posts on homemade...

carjug, I always enjoy your posts on homemade feeders. You are very resourceful.
Forum: Hummingbirds Wednesday 26th February 2014, 04:27
Replies: 1
Views: 1,554
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Impatient hummer

Yesterday while cleaning the feeders one male Anna got impatient with me and started aggressively buzzing me as a cleaned and filled the feeders. When I finally was ready to hang the feeders the...
Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 31st May 2012, 20:19
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I am always amazed the way some people see the...

I am always amazed the way some people see the potential in everyday things. What a great use of recycling. :t:
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 29th May 2012, 21:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Thumbs up Congratulations! I am watching as I write in...

Congratulations!

I am watching as I write in hopes of taking a peek at the new arrivals. There they are! Very cool.
Forum: Nestboxes Wednesday 23rd May 2012, 01:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,982
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Interesting. Thanks for posting the link.

Interesting. Thanks for posting the link.
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 19th May 2012, 15:55
Replies: 8
Views: 4,022
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I have used squirrel buster plus, mini and...

I have used squirrel buster plus, mini and classic for four years now and they are going strong. The mini seems to last two years and then needs replacing. Not from the squirrels abuse, but the...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 19th May 2012, 02:39
Replies: 6
Views: 2,982
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Question Wonderful. What a rich color. There appears to...

Wonderful. What a rich color.

There appears to be monofilament of strung around the nest box. What is that for?
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 18th May 2012, 18:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Cool Thanks for sharing the webcam info. I'll be sure...

Thanks for sharing the webcam info. I'll be sure to mark my calendar for the event.
Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 17th May 2012, 19:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
SimiTink, Would you mind telling us what cam you...

SimiTink,

Would you mind telling us what cam you are using? I would like to set one up to view the birds in my yard.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 14th May 2012, 23:39
Replies: 6
Views: 5,376
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
The company's corporate directors should see jail...

The company's corporate directors should see jail time in my opinion, but won't. They will receive something less than a slap on the rest. No surprise there.

Thanks for bring this to our attention.
Forum: Hummingbirds Monday 14th May 2012, 23:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I've been trying for years to have hummingbirds...

I've been trying for years to have hummingbirds nest in my yard. They just drink my nectar and take the nesting material I leave out. That's gratitude for you. |[email protected]|

Congratulation and thanks for...
Forum: Hummingbirds Monday 7th May 2012, 20:57
Replies: 32
Views: 47,075
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I finally was able to read the red dye info in...

I finally was able to read the red dye info in the archive weblink. Very interesting.
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 4th May 2012, 20:10
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I have read Sheri's books and learned a lot from...

I have read Sheri's books and learned a lot from them. I also enjoy her contribution to the hummingbird forum here. She is a wealth of knowledge on the topic.
Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 3rd May 2012, 19:23
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Post Suggestions for hummingbird books

I am looking for suggestions on books about hummingbirds. Anyone come accross one or two that are a little more scientific than those that are about attracting and a general overview of the...
Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 3rd May 2012, 19:19
Replies: 32
Views: 47,075
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Anyone having trouble getting to the website in...

Anyone having trouble getting to the website in Tz'unun's post?

I am one of those who believes red dye is not necessary as nature's nectar is clear. Why add something that adds no value to the...
Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 3rd May 2012, 18:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,516
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I've been keeping watch on my nest box and it...

I've been keeping watch on my nest box and it would seem the Oak Titmouse is using it as a roosting box. Is this something they do routinely as oppose to using it for nesting?
Forum: Nestboxes Friday 27th April 2012, 20:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,516
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
Don't know if the same rules apply in the US, but...

Don't know if the same rules apply in the US, but I'll leave the nest all the same. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 26th April 2012, 23:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,516
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
When to discard a nest?

About a month ago chickadees entered our nest box. Upon inspection a week later there was a nest. There has been no activity in the nest box since then. Yesterday I noticed an Oak Titmouse entering...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 24th April 2012, 22:12
Replies: 5
Views: 3,976
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I have had several of the Parasol brand feeders...

I have had several of the Parasol brand feeders you are inquiring about. They are very easy to clean with the use 100% white vinegar solution and some rice. The problem with these feeders are that...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 24th April 2012, 22:04
Replies: 32
Views: 47,075
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
I find boiling the water makes it easier to...

I find boiling the water makes it easier to dissolve the sugar granules. I add boiling water to to sugar. I then add cold water to cool it down before adding to a one gallon plastic container that I...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 17th April 2012, 20:16
Replies: 25
Views: 5,635
Posted By Backyard Sanctuary
The battle over a feeder I believe is due to the...

The battle over a feeder I believe is due to the limited number of feeding ports. It may be that hummingbirds know that a particular flower can only produce so much nectar before going dry. Given...
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