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FAQs Issue #39, September 12, 2020.
In this Issue:
1) Hummingbird Fall Migration.
2) Our Hummingbird Starter Kit.
3) More Useful Products!
4) Our Hummingbird Migration Tracker App.
5) Shop for Everything Hummingbirds....Special E-zine subscribers discount.
6) Our Revised Pinterest Page.
7) Link on your mobile device.
8) Hummingbird Guide Social Network.
9) Contact Us with your suggestions for future E-zines
Message from Ruth & Jim:
This is a very concerning time in our society. Our hearts go out to everyone now being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Native American Culture, hummingbirds are seen as Healers and Messangers of Love,
Good Luck and Joy.
They also symbolize courage and resilience because of their long migration.
We hope your hummingbirds bring some comfort and distraction from these trying times.
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.
More Useful Products !
The Hummingbird Tracker App
Follow the 2020 Migration
From Your Smartphone
The Hummingbird Tracker AppNew Features: Best Feeders, Hummingbird Identifier, Hummingbird Garden Design, FAQ's and MORE!
Note: If you have decided to hang feeders, feeding hummingbirds is a commitment and there are 2 VERY IMPORTANT RULES you must follow:
Changing Nectar: You must be vigilant about changing the nectar regularly (every 3 to 5 days) to keep it from spoiling.
See our filling instructions here.
Cleaning Feeders: You must keep your feeders clean from bacteria which can be harmful to hummingbirds.
See our cleaning instructions here.
Our New "Feeder Fresh Nectar Defender"!
Keeps Your Nectar Fresh For 2 Weeks!
No Need to Change Your Nectar
Every 3 Days!
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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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