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Issue #57, September 23, 2023.
In this Issue:
1) Fall Migration 2023.
2) When Should We Take Down Our Feeders?
2) Our Hummingbird Starter Kit.
3) Hummingbird Feeding Products!
4) Hummingbird Garden Fall Planting
5) Our Time Proven Nectar Recipe!
5) Our Hummingbird Migration Tracker App.
6) Shop for Everything Hummingbirds....Special E-zine subscribers discount.
7) Our Revised Pinterest Page.
8) Link on your mobile device.
9) Hummingbird Guide Social Network.
10) Contact Us with your suggestions for future E-zines
In Fall, the annual hummingbird migration south begins! Hummingbirds travel from their Summer homes in North America to a warmer Winter climate escaping the harsh weather in the north. During the migration some of us will see a huge influx in the hummingbird population at their feeders.
During the Fall Migration hummingbirds engage in a "Feeding Fury" to store energy as fat to power their way south. This is a good time to help by hanging extra feeders to provide much needed accommodations for their long journey.
The migration usually starts in August in the far north and will vary according to the state you live in and the species of hummingbirds you will see. They tend to gather in some southern states because by chance they arrive at the same time. It is not because they travel in flocks.
If you are observing hummingbirds at your feeders everyday and notice that there aren't as many one day, then your hummers have started their departure on their long journey.
We ask that you report the date when you notice this sudden drop of activity.
This will help everyone tracking the Fall Migration.
You can POST your sighting HERE!
Why Post Your Sighting?
Reporting your sightings will help those in our southern areas get ready for the influx of hummers to their feeders.
During the migration some of us will see a huge influx in the hummingbird population at their feeders.
Those, who are south of you and anxiously awaiting the Fall arrivals, will be able to track them through your posts when they are getting close.
When Do You Take Down Your Feeders?
We are asked two basic questions in regard to when should we cease feeding our little friends.
1. When is the best time to take down our hummingbird feeders in the Autumn?
.....In the Autumn we recommend leaving your feeders up for approximately two (2) weeks after you have seen the last hummingbird. There might be one or a few travelers migrating in need of a stop-over meal. They might stay for one day or several.
2. If I don't take my feeders down, is the myth true that hummingbirds will stay instead of migrating?
.....Scientists have studied the hummingbird in regard to migration.
They have banded many hummingbirds and tracked their marvelous migrations.
As a result, we now know scientifically that keeping our feeders up and feeding hummingbirds does not prevent migration.
It is the length of daylight in autumn and spring that triggers the hormones that cause hummingbirds to migrate.
Learn more about "When to take feeders down" HERE.
Visit Our Migration Page to Learn More About the Hummingbird Migration!
Some Helpful Hummingbird Products
Check your feeders for damage or leaks and maybe replace them.
Make sure they are clean and you have all the accessories you need such as an Ant Moat to keep those pesky ants off your feeders or a "Hummer Helper Helmet" to shade your feeders in the hot sun.
When your feeders get busy, fill them less often with our "All Natural and Safe".....Nectar Defender!
Later in the season you may want to serve and extra helping of Protein with an Insect Protein Feeder!
Dr. JB's Feeder Window Kit
Enjoy Your Humingbirds
Through a Window
Without Ants Enjoying the Feeder!
Kit Comes with the Dr. JB's feeder, a Suction Cup Window Hanger
and an Ant Moat!
Make Your Own
Our Guaranteed Recipe!
This Recipe is the Closest to the Natural Nectar
That Hummingbirds Love!
Find Our Recipe Here!
You Will Find Tips
About Homemade Nectar,
How Often to Change the Nectar,
How to Properly Clean Feeders,
A Printable Recipe Version!
This "Nectar-Aid Pitcher"
Makes the Process a Snap!
Learn More Here
If You Know Someone Who Would Love to Start Enjoying Hummingbirds!
Here's A Great Deal!
It's Not Too Early!
Plan Your Hummingbird Garden!
For Fall Planting!
We've Teamed Up With Nature Hills Nursery.
Nature Hills has one of the BEST rated reputations of all online nurseries available!
America's Largest Online Plant Nursery!
Nature Hills guarantees that every plant they ship is of the finest quality and that your order will be carefully handled and shipped to ensure that you receive a healthy product.
Visit Our Flower Shop to Order Plants, Vines, Bushes for Your Hummingbird Garden!
A Few of the Many Positive Reviews for Nature Hills!
"I ordered plants from Nature Hills 5 or 6 different times this spring and I was extremely happy with all the plants. They arrived very well packaged and in excellent condition. Nature Hills is my favorite of the 4 nurseries I ordered from this spring. The plants were often higher priced than other nurseries, but the plants were very large. They were also packaged better than the other nurseries. I'm willing to pay a little more for better quality.(Although the prices was sometimes higher, there was often a discount code or free shipping.)" - Paula S.
"I ordered primropp yellow lilacs. They arrived within 10 days. I was very impressed by the packaging the plants arrive in. I was very impressed by the stock of bare roots that arrived strong and healthy. The instructions that came with how to plant a bare-root plants plan excellent. I will definitely order from Nature Hills Nursery again."-Laureen K.
"A very good experience. Ordering
was a breeze, and although Mother Nature delayed a few products, shipping was quick. Any issues we have encountered have been dealt with, and their customer service has been awesome."-Patty T.
"Trees and plants arrived in great shape. They are really growing fast, just keep them watered. Would buy again, wonderful service."-Edward B.
"Plants were healthy and arrived in excellent condition!"-Abigail H.
How to Plant a Hummingbird Garden!
We Have a Great Section on how to plant a garden equipped with:
- "Planting Zone Map" to find your zone.
- "Hummingbird Attracting Flowers List" that will grow in your zone.
- "Hummingbird Garden Plans" to carefully plan your garden.
- "Flower Shop" to order the best kept plants for shipment.
Learn All About It Here!
The Hummingbird Tracker App
Follow the 2023 Fall Migration
From Your Smartphone
The Hummingbird Tracker AppNew Features: Best Feeders, Hummingbird Identifier, Hummingbird Garden Design, FAQ's and MORE!
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You will notice "https" in our URL (web address) in your address bar of your browser and the "Padlock" icon indicating that our website meets the standards for the highest level of security.
You can shop with confidence that our store is secure and any page that you visit on our site is secure!
Please visit Our Store. There is a large selection of decorative, unique, basic hummingbird feeders along with many accessories such as the ant moats and brushes. Also, we have many beautiful "Woodstock" wind chimes available, Gifts and Birdbaths.
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Enjoy the rest of the Spring and Summer!
See you soon,
Jim & Ruth
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