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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No More Room at the Feeders!

Things are becoming insane on the deck in Studio City!  Birds are lined up on the railing waiting for a turn at a feeder port.  Every time I put up an additional feeder, thirty more birds show up.  They know they have a reliable and clean food source.  I’m looking for that three star rating…

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Hummingbirds in the California Storm – Video

The hummers were desperate for food in the recent rainstorm, as it is nearly impossible to get nectar from flowers when it is raining hard.  We badly needed the rain to relieve us from the drought, but hopefully it’s over now that our reservoirs are full again.  Click “Continue Reading” below to see video.  

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Very Active Birds on a Rainy Day in LA

The birds can’t drink nectar from flowers as easily on rainy days. They get more “bang for their buck” so to speak at the feeders. This was taken at 9:20 am – not normally the highest feeding time. I expect the feeders to be this active all day long. Enjoy! Carole Studio City, California

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Another Praying Mantis has arrived on the deck.

ANOTHER Praying Mantis on the Cam?!

Hmmm. The other one mated and disappeared (off to make her egg sac, no doubt) and now another hungry female native Bordered Mantis showed up. I checked the webcam to see if the feeders needed filling, and there she was right in the midst of them looking around. There are still some bees buzzing the…

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Putting the Webcam on Full Screen

To put the webcam on full screen, click the little arrows on the bottom right of the picture.  The little hummingbirds look amazing when you view them full screen! Carole Studio City, California  

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Webcam is Back Up Live! Enjoy!

The technical glitch is solve and the webcam is back up!  I expect to have a large number of hummingbirds here all winter long.  I hope you will join me to marvel at these little jewels. Carole Studio City, California

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Two basic types of hummingbird feeders.

Hummingbird Feeder Types: Saucer vs. Vacuum Feeders

You may have noticed that I changed the type of hummingbird feeders on the webcam. This is a method to help control bees. There is a drought in Southern California, and the local bees are desperate for water. What could be better for them than a water source that is sugary to boot! The bees…

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