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Friday, March 12, 2010

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Migration Map

I always keep an eye on the Map this time of year.  It is a wonderful site to watch the returning Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds.   As of this morning there were three sighting in south Georgia and many across the Southwest. 

Usually they show-up here in Northwest Georgia around April 1st.  I keep a feeder out year-round so I am ready and will post on the Map when they finally arrive.  They are such a joy to watch and have around!

Here is the link to the Migration Map.  Check it out!

http://hummingbirds.net/map.html

Just a note.....I clean my Hummer feeders with an old tooth brush and a solution of white vinegar/water.   Making your own nectar is always best and easy.  1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup hot water....let it cool and it is ready to serve.  So many experts feel the red dye in the store brought nectar could be harmful to Hummers and isn't needed to attract them.  So....why take the chance?

This is a picture I took last year of a male who thought the feeder was only his.:) 



This is the Female who thought it was hers!:)



  Wishing Everyone A Stress-Free, Joyous Day!

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