Scene from my Edmonds window: Home sweet home

From Alan Mearns, who notes that a Northern flicker “chopped a hole in my backyard snag. Now sequestered at home like the rest of us!”
    1. Nice! It’s very important to use the correct ratio which is 4:1 as to not hurt their kidneys or liver with a too high a ratio. Make it fresh twice a week on avg., more often in hot weather. Mine’s covered and fortunately I get them year round.

  1. I’m wondering if you more experienced birders have seen any hummingbirds this spring. Last year I had several. This year I have seen them twice but never hang around. Any ideas why there don’t seem to be any? My daughter (in a different part of Edmonds) has noticed the same thing.

  2. Great shot of the Flicker. A favorite!

    I have Anna’s in my yard, every day, for years. I do have two feeders. I’m dedicated to them in Winter and bring in the feeders nights that get into the 20s. I’ve also seen them in Yost and at the Marsh this Spring. The have been nesting recently, so far less sightings.

  3. Rebecca, we are not experienced birders. We have Anna’s year round as we have had for many years with a single feeder. We keep nectar fresh with a mixture of 1 cup sugar and 3 cups water. We have 4 or five hummingbirds at the moment.

    Hope they return for you!

  4. Forgot, the sugar and water mixture must be brought to a good boil turned off and then good to go.

    Hope that helps.

  5. I have seen hummers at my feeders this winter, but they typically quit visiting once the flowers bloom. I did see one in my backyard two or three days ago.

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