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#1 of 14 Old 06-03-2004, 06:48 PM - Thead Starter
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I bought a hummingbird feeder at Dollar General last night and put it out this afternoon. I figured it would be a few days before I had any birds but there is one eating from it already! It is so neat to watch them! I put it on my side porch and we can see if from my bedroom. We layed on my bed this afternoon and just waited and watched our little hummingbird come and eat!
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Aren't they cool? I have a hummingbird feeder and an oriole feeder both on my deck. It's nice to see the birds!

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We were watching the one at my mom's and she has hummingbird wars since they are all so territorial!

What is special about an oriole feeder? I have another plain old bird feeder I put bird seed in.
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We do not have a feeder, but I wish we did. I love watching them. Hmmm... Maybe I should get one! My Granny has had hummingbird feeders since I was really little. She has swarms of them and they are so much fun to watch. There is one who has very distinct markings and he comes back every year.
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I have a hummingbird feeder also. We only have about 4 that visit it though.

An oriole feeder is basically the same thing except it is orange. Grape jelly in an old tuna can or even orange slices will attract orioles.
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Really?? That is neat Stephanie!
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That's great!!

I have a hummingbird feeder too. They are the coolest little birds!
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Do they leave all the typical bird "mess" ? I would love to have feeders and be able to watch hummingbirds, but I hate bird poop all over everything
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That's a good question!
Honestly - I've never had bird poop around the feeder... and I've never seen it around the flowers they feed from.
I'm sure they MOST do it somewhere...
Now I'm going to be looking for it. HAHA. I'll let you know if I see anything!
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Shari- You might need a magnifying glass. I can't imagine their poop is very big.
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Stephanie!!! I've never had a problem with hummingbird poo either!

I have an oriole feeder... it's a little bigger and you make an orange flavored food to fill it with. It's essentially a big version of the hummingbird feeder. I'm going to get a couple of oranges & put slices on the perches.

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Okay, since I posted this, I have taken an UNHEALTHY interest in Hummingbird poop I walked past a feeder at a campground in Alabama (went to my parents place on the lake) and under the feeder was lots of poop Was this regular bird poop? or Hummingbird poop? I don't know....but I know that I have to clean poop off my swing in my yard EVERYDAY!
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I think that the solution for me would be to hang a feeder so that I can enjoy the birds, but they won't get poop anywhere that it matters. (ie; deck, swing, hammock)
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I have never seen hummingbird poop either???

I will say I had to move my feeder because ants had found it and yesterday...it was soooooo neat I had like 10 hummingbirds all at the same time flying around and feeding. I am going to buy another feeder!
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