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May 7, 2007

Hummingbirds in trouble?

Filed under: Nature watch — Jocko @ 5:31 pm

Cam Finlay, a biologist in Victoria has noticed fewer visits of hummingbirds this year likely a result of habitat destruction to the south. View the complete article at the CBC News website:

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  1. Hummingbird feeders are a better idea than traditional seed feeders especially at this time of year when other sources of natural food are plentiful for other birds. Spilled seed from feeders is a welcome source of food for unwanted rodent pests, whereas hummingbird feeders do not pose that problem. Make sure though, that the hummingbird feeders are cleaned regularly, every 3 days or so. Fungal and bacterial contamination of the nectar and feeder can do more harm than good to the hummers. I’ve put a hummingbird feeder outside our kitchen window and what a fascinating show goes on while I wash the dishes!

    Comment by Jocko — June 6, 2007 @ 2:17 am

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