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I have to say I was really excited this year for the hummingbirds, and I had a lot of them as they were migrating, but something happened, not sure what, but I hardly have any at all now. I have tons and tons of birds eating seeds, suet, and peanuts, it's really expensive this year feeding them, but I'm enjoying them. I hardly ever see any hummingbirds come to the feeders anymore. I change my sugar water all the time and make sure its fresh, and the feeders stay clean. I pour out more sugar water than I ever have. Sometimes it's not even touched. FYI I'm in Dallas, Texas.

Whats happening with everyone else? Anyone having any luck this year?

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I make one cup and split it between two feeders. I always have to pour it out. No hummingbirds around to drink it 😪

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16 hours ago, MeInDallas said:

I make one cup and split it between two feeders. I always have to pour it out. No hummingbirds around to drink it 😪

Fill them halfway, cover the rest and put it in the fridge.  If you've always had to pour it out every year, consider smaller feeders.  Wild Birds Unlimited offers one that holds only a couple of ounces.

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Oh wow this thread went way off the rails! OK forget I said anything about the sugar water nectar. I dont pour it out every year, I'm not running out of sugar, it's plentiful at my house. My feeders are fine, the sugar water nectar is NOT AN ISSUE.

Now back on track, my concern is the low numbers of hummingbirds at the feeders this year. I normally have tons of them like I did the first of the spring when migration was going on, and then they just dropped and I hardly have any feeding right now.I was wondering what everyone else is experiencing at their feeders.

Lots of hummingbirds? Not very many? Average for your area?

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Last year was only using one cup in my feeder, this year I have had to double that! I leave it out four or five days, and when I clean and refill it I pour out an ounce or two.

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I am further south and west (northwest of San Antonio) than you are and I don't have a lot of hummingbirds at this time.  The Ruby-throateds only stayed a couple of days during their migration, which was disappointing, and it's just the Black-chinneds now.  There are a couple of females who are regular feeders but the male who dominates one or both of the feeders runs everyone else off most of the time!  I expect the Ruby-throateds to return in August and those males usually win the feeder wars.  Your question is an interesting one and I might ask a couple of neighbors with hummingbird feeders what they have been seeing.

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On 6/1/2020 at 3:43 PM, MeInDallas said:

Oh wow this thread went way off the rails! OK forget I said anything about the sugar water nectar. I dont pour it out every year, I'm not running out of sugar, it's plentiful at my house. My feeders are fine, the sugar water nectar is NOT AN ISSUE.

Now back on track, my concern is the low numbers of hummingbirds at the feeders this year. I normally have tons of them like I did the first of the spring when migration was going on, and then they just dropped and I hardly have any feeding right now.I was wondering what everyone else is experiencing at their feeders.

Lots of hummingbirds? Not very many? Average for your area?

Hi  melndallas

 I was reading through the post found yours about the Hummers  and mine was just the opposite this year .

i had a male come in about 3wks before seeing a female  it was really late didn’t think I was going to have any this yr . 

I don’t know why  so late but I think the seasons are off but anyways now I do just now have 4/5  hoping  by July they all will be in here .

but I was thinking we have had so many storms that maybe a lot didn’t make the migration this yr .

only thing I can think of   But I watch  a group about hummies out of California all yr around . Normally any question I have I go to them before I knew about this  site . But he has Rufus and Anna’s mostly where I have Ruby’s . But love to chic chat about hummies anytime with you it’s nice to find someone else that love the hummies as much as me .   But hope your hummies come soon bc I get most of mine when migrating out . But love to watch either way . And it is expensive to feed the birds  I have so many diff  ones . But love to watch and watch our baby deer running around now also lol .  Thank you  . 

                                  Leandz 

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