Post by Steve Backes on May 28, 2011 13:28:40 GMT -5
I've agreed to talk to the Garden Club of St. Petersburg in September on Landscaping for Hummingbirds.
I would appreciate any information regarding where and on which plants birds have been observed in Pinellas County. The more specific the location the better (including habitat). I'm not asking anyone to post their address just general area. If you're not comfortable posting information but are willing to share it with me, you can send me a Personal Message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know what brings hummingbirds to my yard but would like to share what has been proven to bring them to the yards in Pinellas County.
Steve, I have just joined this group. Do we have hummingbirds in St. pete? I grew up here and remember seeing them some fifty years ago. I have placed a feeder in my backyard in hopes to lure them close. I live in the woodlawn area. If you could let me know if there is any chance of seeing these amazing tiny birds please let me know. Thank you Chris
I Know you asked Steve the question but please allow me to offer a response. In answer to your question, I can assure you that Hummers may very well visit your feeder. Just have a lot of patience! Migration periods offer the best chances. Sep-Oct and Feb-Mar. Over wintering Hummers (Oct- Mar) are another common occurance. Refresh the sugar solution at least once a week and be patient. Once you have a hummer that visits your feeder you may very well have it "hooked", and it will be around for you to enjoy and may very well attract more Hummers. Good Luck, Joe M. Lakeland
Post by Steve Backes on Jul 26, 2011 19:39:03 GMT -5
Joe, Thanks for responding. I've been overwhelmed with "life" lately and haven't had much time to respond to RFIs. One pressing issue recently has been the crash of my laptop hard drive which lost a lot of emails including a few that I hadn't responded to yet.
If anyone has written me and I haven't responded, send me another email.
Chris, Joe pretty much covered your question. I will add that there are hummingbirds reported from Pinellas county pretty much year round but they can be very local. I can't guarantee that one will be in a specific location at a given time but landscaping for them and hanging a clean feeder will increase your odds of attracting one.
We have just spotted 2 hummingbirds for the first time in the Historic Old Ne neighborhood on 10th Ave N and 3rd st. We immediately put a feeder and saw them again today. Told our neighbors so they can put feeders out. One was green and the other was more brown.