[NAFEX] Hummingbirds - pollinate apple, hawthorn, serviceberry, cherry, plum?
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Dec 31 20:37:11 EST 2010
Hummingbirds feed on our blueberry blossoms in spring, here in Oregon.
An apple tree in the midst of the patch is ignored by them.
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On Dec 31, 2010, at 5:27 PM, david liezen wrote:
Hummers prefer blossoms with some throat and nectar: honeysuckle is a
prime example. When I lived in Salinas, CA (just inland from Monterey
Bay) our cotoneaster shrubs supported honeysuckle and the Anna's
hummingbirds (big, by N. American standards) were constant feeders.
Black-chinned and Caliope hummers generally get here (Spokane) before
my apples bloom. I've never seen 'em visit the blossoms. I have seen
orchard (mason) bees, honey bees, three kinds of bumble bees and hover
flies busy at bloom time in the apples and the cherry.
Keep an eye out: I've seen more than one bird where it wasn't expected.
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