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Where'd They Go? (1 Viewer)

mxyplx

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I live at the north end of the Sacramento Valley. No hummingbirds for 3 weeks. All gone. These are locals that stay all winter. What has happened? Did somebody kill em all?

Refilled the feeder 3 weeks ago - nothing. Refilled it last week in case I made a mistake - nope - no birds. I’ve been informed that in Sacramento the word is that non-hummers that have some affliction - don’t recall what- might perch on the hummer feeders and cause dire consequences to the hummers. Advice is to temporarily remove the feeders. Sac is 160 miles south of us.

The Allens are due to come thru soon from S.Calif to Oregon. The feeder hangs outside the kitchen window over the sink. We can always tell the Allens are here by the sound of their wings through the open window. Hope they get through without getting caught. I’m leaving the feeder up for the Allens. It’s been there for 39 years.
 

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