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Discussion in 'Michigan Non-Game Animals, Plants, and Scenery' started by Bonz 54, Apr 20, 2017.
I'd thing more likely it was a hummingbird moth
That's what I asked him and he said no. He knows what an h-bird looks like.
Mostly just juveniles around now first thing in the morning.....
Then the bees move in.....
Still some adult males around though finlander.....
(just playing today with a new S40 build)
Hummingbirds are intriguing. The pictures posted here are amazing.
Here is a link about, in slow motion, Hummingbird facts. It's very interesting.
The sugars source does not seem to matter as much as it being inverted before use...
Young of year are hot- rodding and chasing each other.
Adults feed and rest more ,though will chase another off to wait a turn despite multiple feeders and flowers.
If feeders are not up to snuff ,an adult will let me know by visiting me during my morning wake up out front.
Have not been squinting hard recently, but had a male around in the past couple weeks.
I have tried adding hot water to sugar. It dissolves quickly. I went back to adding beet sugar to cold water and shaking jar to help speed the sugar dissolving. Time to replenish the two feeders I have out. Basin feeders. Uprights seem to drip the water.
I don't have the bees n bugs that I have had in past years. I would hang a slice of apple on a hook and in no time be covered with bees in no time. This year no bees. Don't know how her tomato
plants got pollinated. I also cut the honeysuckle back and it is now starting to flower.
At 5:30PM this evening I had 2 adult male Rubys at my feeder. You could see them huffing and puffing. They stayed for over 2 hours, perched on the side of the feeder, before they took off. Occasionally they would feed. I'm guessing they were probably migrating and needed a rest. I enjoyed their company.
We returned from the north today . Saw young females and had a male visit the window feeder stuck to the kitchen window. Can a male that has ruby on the throat be a spring hatch this year? How long to develope that intense color?
We still have the 3 daily visitors....1 male and 2 females. We had a large female passing thru very early today, much larger than the other two so I know she wasn't a regular. Haven't seen her since.
At least 10-15 youngsters hanging around here still! I put a cam out yesterday to see if the eclipse would effect the hummers or bees (it didn't). Funny watching the kids compete with the bees. I've seen adults rip the wings off of bees if they annoy them too much.
I haven't seen any in a few days. I was at a buddies house in Holly (in the woods) Sunday, and they had at least a dozen. Adults and youngsters. No feeders, just flowers.