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Re: Hummingbirds

Please let me know where you live, such as a city and state. While most
CarolinaBirders live in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, the forum does,
in fact, cover both North Carolina and South Carolina. Thanks.

Robin Carter
Columbia, SC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kaye Fenlon" <ktfenlon@mindspring.com>
To: <carolinabirds@duke.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 1:48 PM
Subject: Hummingbirds

> Hello,
> I have 2 hummingbirds coming to feeders..one is a female Ruby-throat and
> the other is probably an immature male Ruby -throat...but he has alot I of
> what I call rust under his wings with just a little ruby coloring on his
> throat. He has an all geen back. It is very difficult to get a good look
> him, because he is so scittish and hides in a large gardenia bush. I put
> out a 3rd feeder today near this bush and he is feeding a lot more now
> he has better cover. Hopefully I can get some better field marks. Any help
> on this would be very much appreciated as I am a novice birder.
> Both hummers have been here since Oct. I have travelled a lot so my
> observations have been inconsistent and I just put my  feeders back up a
> few weeks ago. My friends next door also have feeders out...the female
> there more often. They had impatiens blooming very near their feeders
> Christmas week.
> Now that the weather is turning much colder I am concerned. They were
> feeding on the camellias that were blooming and the many other flowers in
> my gardens  that are now frosted. I do have many pansies planted!?
> I did order Nectar-plus today and that company suggested putting out a
> heating lamp near the gardenia bush.
> Any other suggestions?.. about helping other birds through this cold
> I have many feeders out and heated birdbaths. The water is a BIG
> Thanks
> Kaye