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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 […]

Top 10 Flowers That Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Who doesn’t love seeing those beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds flying and zipping around in our backyard garden?  They are such a lovely sight to see and if at all possible it is something that we want to enjoy as long as possible.  It actually is pretty easy to keep butterflies and hummingbirds around longer if […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Where are the Hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds You know them well, those small, zippy birds that flap their wings so fast (80 times per second) and make a humming noise.  Those beautiful birds with iridescent feathers that can fly right… left.. up… down… backwards… and even upside down.  They also will hover over a flower, a feeder, or maybe even you […]

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Top 10 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

What is a Hummingbird? Hummingbirds can be found only in the Western Hemisphere, from southeastern Alaska to southern Chile, although most live in the tropics. There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, twelve of which summer in North America and winter in tropical areas.  Where I live, it is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (see photo below). Hummingbirds are […]