R.R. Bridge Fisher

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13 hours ago, ccb said:

Didn’t see any today?  The feeder is still full? 
 

Saw just a couple yesterday late morning. Then nothing the rest of the day. 

 

Bee activity is down also.

 

Time to do a heavy sanitize on the feeders and put them away until the spring.

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7 hours ago, woma said:

Saw just a couple yesterday late morning. Then nothing the rest of the day. 

 

Bee activity is down also.

 

Time to do a heavy sanitize on the feeders and put them away until the spring.

Heavy sanitize = ?

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Still have a few but activity is starting to fade.

 

No rush to take the feeders down. Not putting up regular feeders until after the bears den anyway. 

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On 9/2/2022 at 3:55 PM, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Heavy sanitize = ?

These feeders get a soap and water bottle brush scrub before every filling (that's usually daily), then every couple of weeks they go into a 5% bleach/water soak for an hour or so. Before they get put away for the winter they'll have the soak.

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I'm still getting visits to my feeders. Not as many as a few days ago, but they're still around. I just had one a moment ago.

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Saw none all summer, and kinda gave up by August. Then a week ago spied one out the sink window. Quickly washed and sterilized two feeders and filled them with the solution left over in the fridge. All week getting visits from this one. Amazing creatures.

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This a great forum, I still have a good number,so I will keep going til none show up.  They are magnificent birds and provide entertainment for the whole family.n They go south about when I do so I will start up in FL when I get there.

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There are still one female and two males which are members of this year's class hanging around as they have been since fledging. Watching the males get their ruby throats has been a treat. The ruby begins as just a small patch in front. Looks like they are wearing a ruby necklace. 

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Seen a few from morning to sundown....& swooping on each other tonight.

Maybe I should have changed the water....it's been a week!

 

 

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Posted (edited)

We have a few females still feeding heavily, but I don't think I've seen a male in a week or more. Last year the last one I saw was on September 8, so I'm feeling like this is all a bonus.

 

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