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When Do Birds Migrate South?

When do birds migrate south?  The fall migration is in full swing right now at least where I live in Northern Kentucky.  Depending on where you live yours could be either earlier or later. Around early to MID JULY the shorebirds (i.e. sanderlings, sandpipers, plovers, and more) start their migration.   They will continue to migrate up […]

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When Do Hummingbirds Migrate South?

When Do Hummingbirds Migrate South?     Are you getting a lot of hummingbirds at your feeders now?  We are here in Kentucky.  In fact my husband and I are filling up our feeders  every day now.  We don’t mind because it is that time of year when the adults as well as the young […]

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Why Do Hummingbirds Fight?

  Why do hummingbirds fight over the feeder?  You would think that these dainty little beauties would be nice to one another but not when it comes to their territory.  Hummingbirds are very territorial, especially the males, but the females can be just as aggressive.  They are defending their feeding and nesting area (about an […]

Keep Ants Out Of Hummingbird Feeders

  Hummingbirds are so fun to watch as they zip around your garden and hovering around your flowers sipping nectar.  Even your hummingbird feeders are surrounded by these beauties as they drink that sweet homemade nectar that you made with sugar and water.   What an added delight!  At least that is until those annoying ants […]

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The Best Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been making their appearance in our gardens again and if you haven’t already  you should put out your nectar feeders, that is if you want them in your yard.  This migration map from my post in March will give you more details as to how far they have migrated now. We have had […]

10 Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds

I love hummingbirds!  I first became aware of them when I was very young while visiting my aunt and uncle at their house out in the country.  She absolutely loved hummingbirds and every summer I remember seeing her hummingbird feeders hanging on her deck with hummers all around feeding at them. Hummingbirds are probably a […]

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Top 5 Best Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbirds are coming!  Are you ready for them?  I know that I am here in Northern Kentucky.  It won’t be long before I start to see them at my hummingbird feeders and I cannot wait! I have several hummingbird feeders that I place around my home for these beauties.  There are two reasons why I […]

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migration Time

  They’re on their way!   Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migration time 2018 is happening now.  They are heading northward with sightings in the more southern states of Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and one so far in southeast Kentucky (my home state). Last year (2017) I noted that […]

Top 10 Places For Birding Southeast Arizona

Southeast Arizona is a very beautiful place as you can see and it has spectacular birding hot spots to boot.  My husband Jeff and I have been coming here for the past 4 years and we just love not only the birding, but the amazing views, landscaping, and wildlife.  Over time you get to know a […]

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When Should You Take Down Hummingbird Feeders?

Lots of Hummingbirds! I love this time of year because hummingbirds are very abundant at my feeders.  Just sitting on my deck being entertained by those Ruby-throated beauties as they zip around, chasing each other, and making their humming sound is enough to make anyone’s day.  This bustling activity started around late July and will […]