I can't figure out what's going on I first started feeding hummingbirds with perky pet the liquid. They didn't seem to like it so I changed to the Instant concentrate and they came back. I change every 3 days I use bottled spring water but now they're not here anymore. I haven't seen them for two weeks. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. We have lots of colorful plants on our front deck they're not out there either.
lac, You don't indicate where you are located? It's important! If you are in central to north FL it might be the result of a female spending most of her time on a nest. If that's the case then it will be back but the visits will be very brief. FL just doesn't seem to have a large population of hummers that spend the summers. The majority of hummers are much further north, 3-5 hundred miles further north, during the summer breeding season. I frankly don't see many in the summer except for a very occasional sighting.
I live on the southside of Jacksonville. In the last two weeks I planted large shrimp plants in my yard. Since then I have had a constant stream of hummingbirds. I also have a friend that has shrimp plants in his yard and he has had hummingbirds feeding almost year round for many years.
Post by Patricia H. on Jul 4, 2016 13:52:49 GMT -5
Lee, I am in World Golf Village, and I have seen many more hummers this year than last. I will try planting shrimp plants. My neighbor has some hibiscus they like, but they spend more time at my feeders than at the hibiscus.
I live in Jacksonville on Galilee. I have several Hummingbird shrubs which the ruby throat ed feeds every 30 min apart and have seen a very small one about 2inches. I need to search and see if the shrimp plant is the same as the Hum-shrubs.
Frank, I have never heard of a plant which you call a "Hum-shrub". "Shrimp plant" is the common name for "Justicia brandegeeana" which is a hummingbird favorite in the southern states. Hope this helps?