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Hummingbirds Gone
« on: September 23, 2019, 10:13:43 PM »
All of my hummingbirds disappeared about a week ago, gone back to Central or South America I guess. Do any of you who feed birds still have any hummers?
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 03:26:09 AM »
Nope. Just an annoying woodpecker who keeps chewing up the cedar siding on the west side of my house. I want to kill the bastard, but they are actually protected around here.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 04:36:18 AM »
Your hummingbirds are down South hanging out with me.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 04:46:38 AM »
Nope. Just an annoying woodpecker who keeps chewing up the cedar siding on the west side of my house. I want to kill the bastard, but they are actually protected around here.

Hang something shiny along the siding that will move in the breeze, mobile-like. Strips of aluminum foil, broken CDs, pieces of mirror, etc. Supposedly woodpeckers will be annoyed enough to relocate.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 05:09:56 AM »
Get a cat.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 05:39:56 AM »
Hmm haven’t noticed - my daughters love hummingbirds. Have to check now.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 05:54:25 AM »
Vituđ ér enn - eđa hvat?  -Voluspa

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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 09:50:45 AM »
Nope. Just an annoying woodpecker who keeps chewing up the cedar siding on the west side of my house. I want to kill the bastard, but they are actually protected around here.

Hang something shiny along the siding that will move in the breeze, mobile-like. Strips of aluminum foil, broken CDs, pieces of mirror, etc. Supposedly woodpeckers will be annoyed enough to relocate.

I tried CDs. Didn't work and it pissed the wife off more than the stupid bird.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 10:07:07 AM »
The Hummers show-up here, south Fla, about the middle of Sept. every year and sure enough they were right on schedule this year. They hang around until March then disappear. I never see any in the summer though I know others here say they have them. The Hummers here now are the Ruby-Throated variety but soon I'll have a second group that are a little bigger and a emerald green color on their wings and back. Every year I plan on getting some pics of them but, damn are they hard to catch. One of the reasons I love Fall.  :bd:
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 11:07:34 AM »
^Now that you mention it I just saw a video on YouTube that showed a guy holding a small pollinated plant petal, getting a hummingbird to calm down and rest in his palm. Pretty awesome.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 11:56:24 AM »
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
"Small pollinated plant petal", that's what you're calling it now?  :hide:  Still, better than, 'Little Gus' I suppose.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2019, 01:32:47 PM »
Nope. Just an annoying woodpecker who keeps chewing up the cedar siding on the west side of my house. I want to kill the bastard, but they are actually protected around here.

I actually had the same problem a few years back.  I seriously was considering purchasing an air rifle to silently kill and dispose of the pest.  My state also has a law protecting woodpeckers so if I got caught that would not be good. 

What I ended up doing was replacing all of the wood trim around my roofline with PVC.  Woodpeckers don't like the taste and haven't pecked my house since.
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Re: Hummingbirds Gone
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2019, 02:03:24 PM »
Nope. Just an annoying woodpecker who keeps chewing up the cedar siding on the west side of my house. I want to kill the bastard, but they are actually protected around here.

Your solution is a sub-sonic air rifle.