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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:39 pm

In was wondering why my feeder was empty every morning........jajaja.



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Post by ferret on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:46 pm

Fabulous pics! Now you know why some people take the feeders in at night.
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Post by hockables on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:38 pm

looks like a flying rat

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Post by SunFan on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:54 am

So that's where gallons of my hummingbird foor was going!

All along I thought there must have been a 2 lb. nocternal species of hummingbird prowling Lakeside!
Thanks for clearing up a mystery

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Post by Zedinmexico on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:56 am

Thats also why you should put something to collect all the spilt sugar
water underneath the feeder unless you like ants.

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Post by juanrey on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:06 am

Good pics Bob
Might skip the feeder.
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Post by bobnliz on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:12 am

Lucky you. Up here in the frozen north we have to take them in at night on account of the bears.... Lizzy
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Post by viajero on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:18 am

I took my feeder down because of the bats,nice pics.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:29 am

We will take the feeder in at night from now on or at least when we don't want to watch the bats. I think they are fascinating. They had no fear of the light or me taking pictures. At one point there were about 6 swarming around us. Very cool.
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Post by gringal on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:42 am

If you want a lot of hummingbirds around, plant one of the fast growing vines with the purple flowers. Put a birdbath in the yard. We have lots of hummers here and they're getting their favorite form of food. We have a very small patio but plenty of walls, so this works out. They like bougies, too. One caveat: They're jumpy little things. Dogs and cats scare them off......so we made some choices and voted for birdwatching.

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Post by lunateak on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:46 am

You may want to keep the bats around. They help pollinate flowers and eat lots of bugs!
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Post by gringal on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:48 am

lunateak wrote:You may want to keep the bats around. They help pollinate flowers and eat lots of bugs!

Bats around is fine......but we're not going to feed them sugar water. Let 'em eat the bugs.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:53 am

Sugar water....???????? I have been feeding them raspberry infused tequila. They seem to love it. I do however need to get a bouncer now to toss the rowdies........
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Post by gringal on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:15 am

New gourmet dish: Baked hummingbird marinated in raspberry infused tequila.
Yum

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Post by viajero on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:28 am

gringal wrote:New gourmet dish: Baked hummingbird marinated in raspberry infused tequila.
Yum
There's more meat on the bats.

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Post by lunateak on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:44 am

I prefer them on the grill instead of baked. Try using the fish baskets to keep the little buggers from falling through the grill.
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Post by ferret on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:12 pm

I'll pass...plucking the little devils requires a magnifying glass and tweezers.
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Post by bobnliz on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:03 pm

Truly, Ferret... but well worth it. When batter-dipped and deep fried the little darlings are sooo ca-runch-eee... mmm, yummy. Mexican Hummingbirds??? 169387 Lizzy
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Post by Zedinmexico on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:07 pm

After a while the hummingbirds start to know you. When I lived down by the
big trees on Sept 16 in Ajijic I could lean up against a post with my head facing
the feeder 12"away and they would buzz all around my head. In the morning
they would click outside my bedroom window telling me to get up and put the
feeder back up. Very pretty but kinda nasty creatures.

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Post by gringal on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:49 pm

Not nasty....just spoiled rotten with the free liquid buffet .

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Post by viajero on Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:02 pm

If not nasty very territorial they don't like to share the feeder,even when there are empty perches.Probably Republicans.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:43 pm

We have named the feathered boss of our feeder "Little Chapo"...........very funny to watch him chase everyone away.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:48 pm

CanuckBob wrote:We have named the feathered boss of our feeder "Little Chapo"...........very funny to watch him chase everyone away.


And let me quess he/she has a white stomach right?

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:08 pm

Yes, I believe that is the male. He lets one smaller dark one drink. I assume that is his esposa.........

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Post by Jim W on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:38 pm

Back in 2006 we had 3 feeders, have photos of at least 15 hitting the feeder....then discovered sugar bats also "feed" since removing, they work for their food.
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