Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 12:28:40 -0500
Reply-To: Lois <croakie@COMCAST.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Lois <croakie@COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: WINTER HUMMERS
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I forgot to put my name and location!!
North Augusta, SC (just across from Augusta, GA)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lois" <croakie@COMCAST.NET>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] WINTER HUMMERS
>I actually keep more feeders out in the winter than I do in summer. My
> is well landscaped for hummers so they don't come to my feeders often in
> summer so I only keep one out. I keep three out in winter and last year
> 3 Rufous Hummingbirds; one adult female (2nd year in my yard, she's back
> her third now), one hatch year female and one hatch year male, caught and
> banded last winter. I tell everyone around here to keep their feeders up
> through the winter.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Katie Fenlon" <ktfenlon@BELLSOUTH.NET>
> To: <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 12:06 PM
> Subject: [GABO-L] WINTER HUMMERS
>> Hi Rusty and Adam,
>> I can vouch for what Rusty says. I am new to the Ga. listserve and live
>> Oconee/Pickens county line (in extreme NW South Carolina) about 12 miles
>> Georgia. We are a couple of miles from Clemson and 6 miles from Seneca,
>> SC. For
>> the past 7 years we have had Rufous hummingbirds winter over in our yard
>> neighborhood. The first 2 years they came in November, but the past 3 or
>> they have arrived in late Dec. and then stayed until the end of Feb. or
>> The first or second winter we had some low temperatures ...about 12
>> degrees one
>> night. We kept the feeders thawed and the Rufous was on it first light.
>> Awesome and amazing to me that they can survive like that!
>> We also had some elderly neighbors who told us they had winter
>> hummingbirds for
>> 10 years when they use to keep feeders up all year..... and I am guessing
>> what they said that would have been in the 1990's.
>> Today while walking my dog up some hills in the neighborhood about a 3/4
>> of a
>> mile or so from here by "way the crow flies", I met another neighbor who
>> told me
>> she had a Rufous hummingbird last winter. Rusty, I thought you would be
>> interested in that information. We had wondered if there were other
>> hummers in
>> the area.
>> Anyway...the feeders are up and waiting!
>> We might try for the Mango again in Dublin!
>> Have a good birding weekend.
>> Katie Fenlon
>> Clemson SC
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