When to Hang Hummingbird Feeders. How to estimate a date.

 

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When to hang hummingbird feeders is a different time period in each area of North America. You should hang your hummingbird feeders 2 weeks before their estimated arrival date. Look at the hummingbird migration dates of previous years in your area to determine their estimated arrival.  The hummingbird migration starts as early as February in the Southern United States to late May into Canada.

As far as we are concerned the arrival of the hummingbirds in the Spring after the long, arduous migration seems like a miracle.

We recommend that you first estimate their arrival by looking at our migration page. There you will find a map of the average dates of their arrival by areas of the U.S. and Canada and a table of the average arrival dates by state.

We compiled this table from years of past sightings submitted by our visitors.

We strongly encourage everyone to submit their sightings each year to our Migration Sightings and Map page.

This will help others to look at the data to determine an estimated arrival date of our feathered friends.

After you have the estimated arrival date, we suggest hanging your feeders two (2) weeks before the estimated arrival date. It has been documented that in some years hummingbirds have returned earlier than years past.

Why its important to know…………..
“When to hang hummingbird feeders”.

  • If you are new to attracting hummingbirds with feeders, timing will matter. Hummingbirds will spot your feeder if they are nearby or as they pass on the migration route. If your feeders are not present, the hummingbirds might pass you by. If you would like to learn more about attracting hummingbirds with feeders, please read this.
  • Hummingbirds do have a fantastic memory and will return to the same feeder every year. If these feeders are not out, the hummingbirds may leave to look somewhere else and never return. It’s true that our little friends come back to us loyally but they cannot live more than hours without nectar.
  • Some years the hummingbirds arrive before the nectar supplying flowers are in bloom. So you are ensuring a reliable nectar source that does not depend on weather. If cold weather continues the hummingbirds can use the hibernation like state called torpor to conserve vital energy. Bring your feeders in at night and put them out early in the morning if the temperature continues below freezing.
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Feeder maintenance in the spring!!

You can fill your feeders ½ full at this time of year. Why waste nectar? If you are new to feeding hummingbirds, you might think you need to buy commercial nectar. One problem with this nectar is that it often contains red dye that can be harmful to the birds. There is a commercial nectar that does not contain red dye. We sell it in our store here. You can easily make your own nectar. This is the recipe that Jim and I use.

When you hang hummingbird feeders you will need to change the nectar and clean the feeders every 3 to 5 days just as any other time of year to prevent the unused sugar/water mix from spoiling. You will not see hummingbirds at a feeder with spoiled nectar. This is very, very important. We consistently receive emails wondering why their hummingbirds have left. Usually, the reason is that fact that they did not change the nectar often enough, allowing it to “spoil” and they did not keep their feeders clean.

Some feeders make cleaning easy. Please read our information about the different types of hummingbird feeders. Special brushes made for hummingbird feeders are helpful too. For detailed cleaning instructions click here.

Since Jim and I live in the Northern most part of the northeastern United States, our anticipation for the return of our Ruby-throated hummingbirds comes mingled with our concern over their survival. We understand that the hummingbirds have an extra-long migration to our backyard. Yet, even though we don’t expect to see them until mid-May, there are other locations with later arrivals. The Rufous hummingbirds from Alaska won’t arrive until June. Several species don’t arrive in some Canadian Providences until June.

Estimated Spring Arrival Dates by State
of The Ruby-throated Hummingbird

LOCATION  –  DATE

AL…       March – week 2
AK…       April – week 1
AZ…       March – week 1
AR……March – week 3
CA……April – week 2
CO……April – week 2
CT…… April – week 4
DE……April – week 3
FL…… March – week 1
GA……March – week 3
ID…… April – week 4
IL…… April – week 4
IN…… April – week 1
IA…… April – week 4
KS……April – week 2
KY……March – week 2
LA……March – week 1
ME……April – week 4
MD……March – week 3
MA……April – week 4
MI……  May – week 1
MN……May – week 1
MS……March – week 3
MO……March – week 3
MT……April – week4

NE……April – week 4

NV……May – week 1
NH……May – week 1
NJ……April – week 4
NM……April – week 1
NY……April – week 4
NC……March – week 3
ND……May – week 2
OH……April – week 4
OK……April – week 1
OR……March – week 2
PA……April – week 1
RI……April – week 3
SC……March – week 3
SD……May – week 1
TN……April – week 1
TX……March – week 1
UT……March – week 4
VT……May – week 1
VA……April – week 1
WA……March – week 2
WV…..April – week 3
WI……May – week 1
WY……May – week 1

Please note that not all hummingbirds are migratory. If you live in the southern or southwestern regions of the United States some species of hummingbirds such as the Anna’s can be year-round. So anytime can be a good time to put up a feeder if you live is these areas.

So, our answer to the question “When to Hang Hummingbird Feeders” is simple…. EARLY.

Hang hummingbird feeders early and rest assured that the very first passing hummingbird will have a good meal.


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“Did Hillary Gang Use Pentagon Contract to Spy on Trump?”

Vermont Towns Open Voting to Foreign Nationals, Offering Ballots in Foreign Languages

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John Binder

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A pair of Vermont towns are ready for their first local elections where foreign nationals will be allowed to vote, even offering ballots in foreign languages.

Montpelier, the state’s capital, and Winooski, located just outside of Burlington, are set to hold local elections where, for the first time, foreign nationals will be able to vote. In Montpelier, city officials said one foreign national has registered to vote while about eight foreign nationals have registered in Winooski.

In addition, Winooski is ensuring that non-English speaking foreign nationals have ballots in their native languages and is doing community outreach to get as many foreign nationals registered to vote as possible.

WCAX3 News reports:

Julienne Mugisha moved to Winooski from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018. The Winooski resident is registered to vote and spoke to us through an interpreter. She says she’s excited that this door is now open for her and other people who are not noncitizens [sic] and that it feels incredible to be able to vote for leaders and have support from the community. [Emphasis added]

Mugisha is one of just eight people who aren’t yet citizens but have registered to vote in Winooski so far. The city has an ongoing outreach program, including ballots in several different languages, to attract more people to register. [Emphasis added]

In June 2021, Democrats in the Vermont state legislature approved changes to the charters governing Montpelier and Winooski so that foreign nationals could vote in local elections.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott only vetoed the plan because it did not provide all foreign nationals across Vermont the right to vote. Legislators ultimately overrode his veto.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is currently suing Montpelier and Winooski for allowing foreign nationals to vote, arguing that the policy violates Vermont’s constitution, which reserves voting rights for American citizens.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here

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400-Plus Family Dollar Stores Close In Six States After Rodent Infestation Discovered; Recall Instituted

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Amanda Prestigiacomo

More than 400 Family Dollar locations in six states temporarily closed Sunday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered a large rodent infestation at one of the discount retailer’s distribution centers.

Following a consumer complaint, the FDA searched the West Memphis, Arkansas distribution facility in January.

“Family Dollar ceased distribution of products within days of the FDA inspection team’s arrival on-site and the inspection concluded on Feb. 11,” a press release from the FDA said. “Conditions observed during the inspection included live rodents, dead rodents in various states of decay, rodent feces and urine, evidence of gnawing, nesting and rodent odors throughout the facility, dead birds and bird droppings, and products stored in conditions that did not protect against contamination.”

“More than 1,100 dead rodents were recovered from the facility following a fumigation at the facility in January 2022,” the FDA said. “Additionally, a review of the company’s internal records also indicated the collection of more than 2,300 rodents between Mar. 29 and Sep. 17, 2021, demonstrating a history of infestation.”

Family Dollar locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee have been affected.

MassLive reported Monday that the retailer implemented a voluntary recall at the 406 affected stores, including all drug products; “medical devices; cosmetics; dietary supplements; and human and animal (pet) food products.”

“The recall does not apply to products shipped directly to the stores by the distributor or manufacturer, such as all frozen and refrigerated items,” the report said, added that Family Dollar, to date, “said it is not aware of any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall.”

“Consumers are advised not to use and to contact the company regarding impacted products,” the FDA said. “The agency is also advising that all drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and dietary supplements, regardless of packaging, be discarded. Food in non-permeable packaging (such as undamaged glass or all-metal cans) may be suitable for use if thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Consumers should wash their hands immediately after handling any products from the affected Family Dollar stores.”

“Consumers who recently purchased affected products should contact a health care professional immediately if they have health concerns after using or handling impacted products,” the press release added. “Rodent contamination may cause Salmonella and infectious diseases, which may pose the greatest risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and immunocompromised people.”

View the full FDA press release, below (emphasis by the FDA):

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public that several categories of FDA-regulated products purchased from Jan. 1, 2021, through the present from Family Dollar stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee may be unsafe for consumers to use. The impacted products originated from the company’s distribution facility in West Memphis, Arkansas, where an FDA inspection found insanitary conditions, including a rodent infestation, that could cause many of the products to become contaminated. The FDA is working with the company to initiate a voluntary recall of the affected products.

“Families rely on stores like Family Dollar for products such as food and medicine. They deserve products that are safe,” said Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Judith McMeekin, Pharm.D. “No one should be subjected to products stored in the kind of unacceptable conditions that we found in this Family Dollar distribution facility. These conditions appear to be violations of federal law that could put families’ health at risk. We will continue to work to protect consumers.”

This alert covers FDA-regulated products purchased from Family Dollar stores in those six states from Jan. 1, 2021, through the present. Some examples of these products include human foods (including dietary supplements (vitamin, herbal and mineral supplements)), cosmetics (skincare products, baby oils, lipsticks, shampoos, baby wipes), animal foods (kibble, pet treats, wild bird seed), medical devices (feminine hygiene products, surgical masks, contact lens cleaning solutions, bandages, nasal care products) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications (pain medications, eye drops, dental products, antacids, other medications for both adults and children).

Consumers are advised not to use and to contact the company regarding impacted products. The agency is also advising that all drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and dietary supplements, regardless of packaging, be discarded. Food in non-permeable packaging (such as undamaged glass or all-metal cans) may be suitable for use if thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Consumers should wash their hands immediately after handling any products from the affected Family Dollar stores.

Consumers who recently purchased affected products should contact a health care professional immediately if they have health concerns after using or handling impacted products. Rodent contamination may cause Salmonella and infectious diseases, which may pose the greatest risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and immunocompromised people.

Following a consumer complaint, the FDA began an investigation of the Family Dollar distribution facility in West Memphis, Arkansas, in January 2022. Family Dollar ceased distribution of products within days of the FDA inspection team’s arrival on-site and the inspection concluded on Feb. 11. Conditions observed during the inspection included live rodents, dead rodents in various states of decay, rodent feces and urine, evidence of gnawing, nesting and rodent odors throughout the facility, dead birds and bird droppings, and products stored in conditions that did not protect against contamination. More than 1,100 dead rodents were recovered from the facility following a fumigation at the facility in January 2022. Additionally, a review of the company’s internal records also indicated the collection of more than 2,300 rodents between Mar. 29 and Sep. 17, 2021, demonstrating a history of infestation.

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Evil Versus Good

Tom Cotton: Biden Bringing ‘Suspected Bomb-Makers, Terrorists’ to U.S.

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John Binder

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President Joe Biden’s unlimited resettlement of Afghans has brought “dozens of suspected bomb-makers and terrorists” to the United States, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says.

As Breitbart News reported, a Department of Defense Inspector General report reveals that Biden’s agencies failed to properly vet Afghans arriving in the U.S. As of November 2021, the report states 50 Afghans already in the U.S. have been flagged for “significant security concerns.”

Most of the unvetted Afghans flagged for possible terrorism ties, the report states, have since disappeared into the nation’s interior. In one instance, the report noted that only three of 31 Afghans flagged months ago for security concerns could be located.

“Joe Biden promised to vet the evacuees that came to America after his retreat from Afghanistan,” Cotton said in a statement:

But he didn’t, and now American lives are at risk. According to this report, dozens of suspected bomb-makers and terrorists arrived in our country — and now some have gone missing. This debacle is yet another reminder of the dangerous consequences of Joe Biden’s dishonorable withdrawal from Afghanistan. [Emphasis added]

To date, Biden has resettled more than 74,400 Afghans across American communities in 46 states since mid-August 2021 despite top national security officials admitting that minimal vetting procedures are used to facilitate the resettlement operation.

Already, a number of Afghans brought to the U.S. by Biden have been accused or convicted of crimes. Most recently, an Afghan man in Virginia was convicted of sexually molesting a three-year-old girl.

Weeks ago, an Afghan man in Wausau, Wisconsin, was charged with sexually assaulting a woman. Last year, a 19-year-old Afghan man was arrested in Montana in October 2021 after he allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman in a Missoula hotel.

Those charges came after two Afghan men at Fort McCoy in Monroe County, Wisconsin, are being prosecuted for separate charges of domestic abuse and child sex crimes.

In those two cases, one of the Afghans is accused of strangling and suffocating his wife, whom he has allegedly abused for years. The other Afghan is accused of molesting 12-year-old and 14-year-old boys and threatening them with violence if they reported the abuse.

The resettlement operation is being hugely aided by multinational corporations like Facebook, Microsoft, and Walmart, in addition to a non-governmental organization (NGO) created by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also working to funnel Afghans into American jobs.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/02/20/tom-cotton-biden-bringing-suspected-bomb-makers-terrorists-to-u-s/