The Black-Chinned Hummers Have Arrived in Studio City

I’m so excited to report that I’ve spotted my first Black-Chinned Hummingbird of the season. They’re back! I sat out there for an hour before I finally was able to capture that beautiful purple gorget. I hope to get much better ones in the future! Carole Studio City, CA

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Hummers Hanging on in a Windstorm

Six Flags for Hummers!

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Noticeable Decrease in the Amount of Hummers

Every year around this time I notice a drop-off in the amount of birds at the feeders. I always attributed it to the fact that many of the females are spending most of their time on the nest. I’m wondering if anyone else in Southern California observes this also. I’m wondering if a lot of…

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Another Bee Dish Video? You Bet!

I cannot believe it. Can the answer to the hummingbird feeder/bee problem be so simple? I have an outdoor kitchen, and I noticed that after I washed things in the sink, the bees hung around and drank water out of the wet sponge. This is what gave me the idea to put water out for…

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Bee Dishes to Help Control Bees at the Feeders

Bee dishes really work! I added a bee dish I made out of an old feeder by adding water + stones for the bees to stand on. It didn’t take long for the bees to find the dish. Yes, there are still a few bees on the feeders, but most of them are now going…

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