Swampbird

Swampbird's Place.

Ixonia, Wisconsin 211 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (52)

Swampbird

Swampbird's Place.

Ixonia, Wisconsin | 211 Sales

Swampbird

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Announcement    Welcome to Swampbird's Place!

I am very happy you found your way. Please stay awhile and take a look at everything.

The great migration is on!

For migration information:
https://journeynorth.org/hummingbirds
(copy and paste the above link)

I have gardened for and studied Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and their habits for over 24 years in Wisconsin. In the past four years I have expanded my flower gardens to well over 120 ft of annuals and perennials including many native plants to help accommodate these little beings. My favorite annual is the Mexican Sunflower aka the torch. It is a bee, butterfly and hummingbird magnet and it blooms well into Fall. I am seeing a good influx of new faces as hatch year males take up temporary residence on their way south. It is always exciting to see all the activity. The summer resident mature males , having successfully molted have headed south. A few hatch year birds remain, gaining weight for that long journey south. Feeders become even more important at this time as more birds pass through. Please keep all feeders clean and refilled. It all makes a difference.

We have ruby throated hummingbirds in Wisconsin. They normally make their debut here every year on May 2nd. A few Anna's hummingbirds have been seen and tagged in other parts of the state during the past two seasons. One was reported to have remained through the beginning of December, 2018. Along with a confirmed Roufus in November of 2018 and summer of 2019.

My window feeders were featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (April, 2017) Highlighting 9 Wisconsin artisans, the article, written by Alison Sherwood, web producer for the Journal Sentinel's lifestyle section, Fresh.

It is very important to keep the outside of any feeder you have clean and free of any sugar solution to avoid any unwanted pests. When refilling tubes, leave a visible gap between the sugar solution and the inside of the cap. This prevents dripping and bees and wasps from reaching it and it becomes more of a bee proof type cap.

Thank you for visiting!

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2019

Welcome to Swampbird's Place!

I am very happy you found your way. Please stay awhile and take a look at everything.

The great migration is on!

For migration information:
https://journeynorth.org/hummingbirds
(copy and paste the above link)

I have gardened for and studied Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and their habits for over 24 years in Wisconsin. In the past four years I have expanded my flower gardens to well over 120 ft of annuals and perennials including many native plants to help accommodate these little beings. My favorite annual is the Mexican Sunflower aka the torch. It is a bee, butterfly and hummingbird magnet and it blooms well into Fall. I am seeing a good influx of new faces as hatch year males take up temporary residence on their way south. It is always exciting to see all the activity. The summer resident mature males , having successfully molted have headed south. A few hatch year birds remain, gaining weight for that long journey south. Feeders become even more important at this time as more birds pass through. Please keep all feeders clean and refilled. It all makes a difference.

We have ruby throated hummingbirds in Wisconsin. They normally make their debut here every year on May 2nd. A few Anna's hummingbirds have been seen and tagged in other parts of the state during the past two seasons. One was reported to have remained through the beginning of December, 2018. Along with a confirmed Roufus in November of 2018 and summer of 2019.

My window feeders were featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (April, 2017) Highlighting 9 Wisconsin artisans, the article, written by Alison Sherwood, web producer for the Journal Sentinel's lifestyle section, Fresh.

It is very important to keep the outside of any feeder you have clean and free of any sugar solution to avoid any unwanted pests. When refilling tubes, leave a visible gap between the sugar solution and the inside of the cap. This prevents dripping and bees and wasps from reaching it and it becomes more of a bee proof type cap.

Thank you for visiting!

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