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March 25, 2018

The Paton Center opens at 6:30 am and I was there at 6:30 sharp. At first I thought they weren’t open because I was the only one there. I learned a big lesson from the cruise to the ABC Islands. I didn’t want to hear that if I got there at 8, the hummers were already i...

March 5, 2018

Raw, organic, turbinado and brown sugar are harmful to hummingbirds. You should only make your hummingbird nectar with granulated white sugar. Cane sugar is preferable, but beet sugar is also acceptable. Don’t use confectioner’s sugar either, as it contains an anti-cak...

March 5, 2018

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 su...

March 5, 2018

Carole's Photography blog posts are coming soon!

March 4, 2018

SUGAR! One part sugar to four parts water is the norm. That’s the amount of sugar found in most of the flowers on which they feed. During the spring, when the females spend a lot of time nesting, I make the food a little more concentrated so they can get more sugar wit...

March 4, 2018

Flamingo Gardens is a lovely botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary covering 60 acres in Davie, Florida just outside of Ft. Lauderdale.  They boast over 3000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, sub-tropical and native plants.  I figured that if I was going to find a...

March 3, 2018

I’m off on my first ever trip to film hummingbirds.  I love taking cruises, so I booked myself on a trip to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao on the Crown Princess.  These three islands are home to the Ruby Topaz and the Blue-Tailed Emerald Hummers.  Do you think that this am...

February 20, 2018

The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson has a wonderful little hummingbird aviary. I remember visiting it years ago when I visited Tucson for a medical conference. This was well before I started feeding them and trying to attract them to my home. Perhaps this visit...

February 14, 2018

Both the Anna’s and the Allen’s Hummingbirds are beginning their springtime displays over the deck in Studio City. It’s that time of the year again!

February 1, 2018

A male Costa’s Hummingbird has joined the Studio City Gang! Costa’s are seen occasionally along coastal California during the summer, but it is rare to see them here in January. I was pretty sure I saw a hummer that flashed some purple at me when I was out refilling th...

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