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Mines up too and they are starting to come. Only one at a time so far, so no fights yet!
Next time you will hopefully remember to take them inside to some place warmer before cold weather hits.
 
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Mines up too and they are starting to come. Only one at a time so far, so no fights yet!
Next time you will hopefully remember to take them inside to some place warmer before cold weather hits.
They were in my shed. They were only the cheapest plastic ones my glass one' were in the house. They seem to like the cheap ones best
 

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Yes I agree I buy the cheap ones as the glass ones w/ the red flower looking things I bought at Walmart all ended up dripping all the time. So now only I only buy a certain kind.

This is the kind that dripped on me and I bought two and they both leaked but not right away. They waited till the next year to leak so I couldn't take them back.
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This one below and the smaller glass one below never leaks.

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I haven’t seen any yet this year, but checked my calendar and I do have a notation where we’ve had them this early. We usually get an influx in June/July. Guess it’s time to clean the feeders and get them up!

@j.w My favorite feeder is like the one in your bottom pick. I’ve tried all kinds.
 

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This picture was posted on Face Book. Someone took an old hanging light fixture and converted it into a multi-feeder! Cool idea! Guess I’ll be checking out garage sales, LOL!

Problem is, the hummers that show up at my house are so darn territorial that they spend more time guarding the feeders and chasing each other away than they spend at the feeders! But what’s cool about this idea: built-perches!

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This picture was posted on Face Book. Someone took an old hanging light fixture and converted it into a multi-feeder! Cool idea! Guess I’ll be checking out garage sales, LOL!

Problem is, the hummers that show up at my house are so darn territorial that they spend more time guarding the feeders and chasing each other away than they spend at the feeders! But what’s cool about this idea: built-perches!

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We have one dominant that has a favorite perch in a tree over looking our feeders. He likes to chase the others but he can only chasaon at a time. One over the others will come then.last year we had him at least another adult male several juveniles and a few females. There was a lot of chasing going on between my three feeders.
 
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I've heard people say that's why they put them around the corner from each other so they can't see each other.
My wife bought a feeder that I hung today. Sounds like we should get some more to keep the fighting down.
 

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Rufus hummers are really aggressive. They will keep all other hummers from the feeders. We had them in Colorado, hung feeders on every side of the house to try and let others eat. Real pretty. But territorial. Not my picture :)

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I put my feeders up but I haven't seen a hummer yet this year...Orioles are late too
 
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Rufus hummers are really aggressive. They will keep all other hummers from the feeders. We had them in Colorado, hung feeders on every side of the house to try and let others eat. Real pretty. But territorial. Not my picture :)

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We only get Rubys they seem to chase each other but they keep coming back
 

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