DANGER 103 today / will have to replace feeders hourly

DANGER 103 today / will have to replace feeders hourly

Joined: August 26th, 2006, 10:15 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 4:24 pm #1

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
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Joined: December 27th, 2005, 5:15 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 5:16 pm #2

Karen,

Better you than me my dear. I don't think I would venture out of bed, no less out of the house if it was 103 outside. Too hot even for the pool!! Good luck, I know your hummers will appreciate your efforts.

Pam
Matawan,NJ 6B



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Joined: September 16th, 2005, 12:08 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 5:37 pm #3

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
I commend you for doing that Karen. Just make sure that you stay cool also.

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
Penny
Zone 6a
Western NY state
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Joined: September 22nd, 2010, 6:22 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 6:25 pm #4

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
uhhh....never mind.

Location: Northern NJ
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Joined: January 24th, 2008, 7:40 pm

June 23rd, 2011, 12:25 am #5

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
Karen....why do you think you have to change so often?
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Joined: August 26th, 2006, 10:15 pm

June 23rd, 2011, 2:16 am #6

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
Hi Dell, I use mostly those 4 fountain Perky Pet feeders and on days over 100 degrees the sun starts to hit them around 11 or 12 am. We are out in the middle of the boondocks with no shade trees. In the past I had checked them when the weather got really hot and the nectar got pretty warm, maybe not like tongue burning hot, just kinda overly warm. I guess I do it mostly for their comfort.



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Southern California
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Joined: January 24th, 2008, 7:40 pm

June 24th, 2011, 1:12 am #7

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
I know Karen. You might want to get some input from Nancy on this. Seems to me like the nectar in plants gets plenty hot too, and the hummers keep sipping from them. Who wants extra work?
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Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

June 24th, 2011, 2:49 am #8

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
Hi Karen

I may have missed it but how many hummers do you have at your new location? Just a few or tons. I dont have much shade here either just when the sun starts going to the west and I have two window feeders that will at least get shade then. Everyone has to do what suits them best for their area. I change certain feeders every night whether they need it or not just because its their favorite area.

Steve
Martinsville, In
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Sunset zone 35





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Joined: June 27th, 2009, 3:01 am

June 24th, 2011, 5:05 am #9

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
Aww, you are so sweet to your hummers. If I were them, I sure will appreciate your effort.

Elle
Eastern Michigan
Zone 5
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June 24th, 2011, 8:53 am #10

It's predicted to be 103 today. Most of my feeders will be in the sun about noon. I will have to short fill them and replace them every 1/2 hour. It's a task that has to be done to protect my hummers... 82 Degrees at time of posting, 9:30am California time.

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Karen
Southern California
All of my feeders are currently under my patio cover. They get very little sun from about 4-6 PM. The 3 feeders that the racoons knocked down were all in full sun. I did not see nearly as much activity out in the sun. Those feeders were put where I had them last year only about 15 feet off the patio. I personally think the nectar will ferment faster placed in the sun. I also think since the entire surface of a saucer feeder is exposed to air, it will ferment faster (have not proven this). I don't think that temperature will bother the hummers, but chilling the nectar might be a good idea if you are changing it that often.
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