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Posted: 29 July 2012 10:53 PM   [ Ignore ]
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from hummingbird haven south of smithfield IL (between bernadotte & smithfield)

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Posted: 02 August 2012 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Beautiful pics! Hummingbirds are one of the “wonders” of the world.

Their is a lady just south of Carbondale, IL that has at any one time 20-28 feeders out and goes through 5-lbs of sugar a day. Her name is Carol Good. She lives on Giant City State Park road and has the Fish & Wildlife Service coming their every year to band the little guys. Cathie Hutcheson from FWS bands between 80-85 birds every Tues. during the birds stay in southern IL. They estimate she has about 600 to 700 feeding their. Can you imagine seeing that! She does encourage the public to come and see this spec-tickle all she ask is to give her (Carol Good) a call. She does give her number out to the public.

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Posted: 02 August 2012 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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the lady at hummingbird haven said she goes thru 800 lbs of sugar per season.

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Posted: 03 August 2012 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I can see why it’s called hummingbird haven, 800lbs a season in sugar! -WOW- Does Fish & Wildlife Service do any banding there?
Sounds like a great place to participate with FWS if they so desire.

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Posted: 04 August 2012 09:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I can believe it!  They are draining our feeder daily now!

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Posted: 05 August 2012 10:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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they used to have a small festival and DNR would come band, but she said that she’s too old to do the festival anymore, and whether they still band i dont know.

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