Hanna's Hummingbird Haven

  
 

Summer 2015
Hanna, Utah

There's a place in Utah where all hummingbirds are welcome.  It's the mountain home of Dena & Jim Reid in Hanna, Utah.
  

Deck near the river in Hanna, Utah
  

They fill 30 feeders with 9 gallons of nectar a day. [See calculations below]
  

When hummingbirds have to wait, they buy a new feeder.
(The feeders have gradually gotten larger and more numerous).

  

Sub-adult?
  

Sometimes they "run into things"  and are injured,
but the are taken care of until they can fly.

  

Male Rufous Hummingbird, alone at a feeder -- imagine that!
  

Front Porch -- have you ever seen larger feeders?!
  
  


Visitors are welcome!

This year Dena & Jim Reid sent this message: (in case you find yourself on State Road 35 between Wolf Creek Pass and Tabiona).

17 May 2019

... Here is an update for 2019..The hummers arrived just a touch later this year.. which was good as we had still snow on the ground. It was a bad snow year and stayed way longer…. So then they came about April 21 this year and keep coming. I have made 10 heated feeders luckily this spring..as when they first came it was freezing here. I have been struggling the last few day...s as I only have 30 feeders out and each port seems to have a hummer on it. I am up to at least 3 gallons a day the last few days... I kinda let my heated feeders go.. as it had warmed up so…. but last night and today is windy and cold…Now I am taking a break from fixing those heated ones and getting them back up for tonight what I have…It is only 40 degrees and the hummers all seem to be in panic mode.The heated ones just help me from bringing so many in at night and back out at 5:30 in the morning so they don't freeze. My grosbeaks along with other species have all returned and are really using my suet and cake feeders…so my chickadees and juncos and stellar jays and all are like... hey we were here first.. I am worried about our river the next couple weeks.. we will see how much we flood…Better get back to fixing these and filling feeders ...I hope you have a great day and a great birding day.  ~ Dena

(Note: ."I need to remind people I do not have public restrooms available and that they need to visit the Hanna store at
mile post 37 for those necessities.…I do not let anyone inside our home. And the river at the moment is fast , strong, and cold dangerous…") 


Here's a view from above:
  

"It is just west of where you turn up north fork to go to defas or granddaddy lake. Just before
the bridge where the west fork and north fork meet to make the duchesne river."

Short Cut from SLC:  Take I-80 going east past Park City to the junction of US 40 (US 189) going toward Heber and Vernal.  Travel about 4 miles to UT 248 and go left (east) towards Kamas.  When you get to UT 32 (just south of Kamas) turn right and go a couple of mile to Francis.  At the main intersection take UT 35 which will go through Woodland, then over Wolf Creek Pass and down toward the Hummingbird Haven (at mile marker 31 3/4).
  


* Calculations:

   Enough Nectar to feed about 850 average-sized hummingbirds a day!
               (Orioles and other bird that might spill or drink some nectar not included)

      -
 A hummingbird will drink about 12 time its body weight in nectar every day.  (saturation: 4 parts water to 1 part sugar)
     - Average Black-chinned Hummingbird weight = 3.2 gram  (assuming that this is an average hummingbird at the feeders)
     - Grams in 1 oz. of water =  28.3 grams
     - Ounces in 9 gallons of nectar = 1152 oz.
             12 x 3.2 = 38.4 grams of nectar per day per hummingbird
             38.4 grams ÷ 28.3 grams = 1.36 oz. of nectar consumed per day per hummingbird
             1152 oz. ÷ 1.36 oz./bird = 847 hummingbirds would consume 9 gallons of nectar per day

     Article with the above information: http://www.hummingbirds.net/hainsworth.html

 

 

All photos above are by Dena Reid     ©Dena Reid
  



  

 

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