Just before the storm

Just before the storm

Joined: July 16th, 2017, 9:18 pm

September 9th, 2017, 10:10 pm #1

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174 ... res/7tW06H
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Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:35 pm

September 10th, 2017, 2:49 am #2

All I have to say is<<<< WOW>>>>>>
Northlake, IL
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Joined: January 10th, 2016, 12:32 am

September 10th, 2017, 12:23 pm #3

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174 ... res/7tW06H
And here I carefully place tons of hummer flowers & thoughtfully placed feeders. And I am so grateful to get my normal 3-5 friends buzzing around. I can't imagine the chaos at this scene...LOL and it looks like it is next to a BMX track and they don't even care.....
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Joined: July 29th, 2013, 2:35 pm

September 10th, 2017, 1:01 pm #4

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174 ... res/7tW06H
Wow, that is awesome. I'm definitely loving my new yard here in the East and the Ruby-throated migration, but out in the arid West is where it's at. I'm always surprised out how inhospitable the surrounding natural terrain looks in hummingbird havens like this. Where would all those birds feed without your feeders? Remember each one of those birds would require nectar from the around 2,000 individual flowers per day.
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Joined: July 16th, 2017, 9:18 pm

September 10th, 2017, 5:11 pm #5

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174 ... res/7tW06H
Actually it isn't as arid as it looks, that is just a small road that we have on our property. We have LOTS of oak and pine trees for them to sit in. We live in the mountains at 4800' and never thought we would have so many hummingbirds.
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Joined: April 23rd, 2015, 3:47 pm

September 10th, 2017, 6:26 pm #6

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174 ... res/7tW06H
That is fantastic, Mary!

Very curious, which species do you get there?

Thanks!

Lori
Eugene, OR
zone 8b
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Joined: October 26th, 2015, 2:35 am

September 11th, 2017, 1:09 am #7

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174 ... res/7tW06H
Holy cow! I can't even imagine keeping up with that crowd!!! Do you have any help? Wish I could help in some way, I will keep positive thoughts for you at least. Hopefully, the storm will pass over quickly!

Fran
Lakeview, OR
Zone 4/5
Fran
Lakeview OR
Zone 4/5
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Joined: July 16th, 2017, 9:18 pm

September 14th, 2017, 11:19 pm #8

We are having a severe thunderstorm in Julian, CA. All my hummingbirds are going nuts, 20 at least at every feeder. The video only shows three feeders, I have 5 others that are just the same. Then it started pouring and hailing. They can predict a storm in advance (at least a few minutes in advance).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152784174 ... res/7tW06H
99% of our hummingbirds are Anna's. They don't migrate, but will go down to a lower elevation when it gets really cold.

I think I need to hire a bird sitter to fix nectar and fill the feeders so I can be gone longer then 6 hrs. at a time. They are definitely running my life (what little I have left of it).
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