Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 13:19:06 -0400
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From: Eugenia Robertson-Thompson <eroberthom@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Re: hummingbirds in Athens-Clarke County
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We, too, seem to have plenty of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Our feeders are as busy as ever, with at least 2 males and 3 females (conservative estimates). We haven't located a nest this year (we had one over the driveway last year) but have seen lots of breeding displays.
I hope everyone w/ feeders out cleans them and changes the nectar often in this hot, humid weather. I put only a small amount of nectar out so I have to take them down and refill them every two or three days. I try to do this at night to avoid the hummer hovering and looking around as if to say, "Now I swear there was nectar here just a few minutes ago."
Athens GA (Clarke Co.)
> From: Amy Barbe <amy.barbe@GMAIL.COM>
> Date: 2007/07/09 Mon AM 10:19:03 EDT
> To: GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: [GABO-L] hummingbirds in Athens-Clarke County
> I had the usual drop in late May and early June, but since mid-June have had
> plenty of ruby throated hummingbirds at my feeders. We took them all down
> for a good cleaning and refill this weekend and had some very upset birds.
> I have seen several eastern phoebes, and had a family of wood peowees clean
> up the areas under my eaves and drainpipes. As I have not hiked much
> lately I have not had the chance to observe other areas, but my yard seems
> full of birds.
> Amy Barbe
> Athens-Clarke County
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