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Page 9A MONROE OUTDOORS by Terry W. lohnsea Where do hummingbirds spend winter? suspect if the Monroe Country Reporter conducted a survey to also shown, for the past 25 years, the rubythroat has expanded its winter vested on traditional coffee plantations. Here native forests are cut and burned they face far more compe- tition. For example, a ruby- July l7, 20W , StateFarmr , Charlie Pelt, Agent 12 E. Johnston St- Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-9600 Charl jet?) , Auto » Home . Life a Medicare Supplement « Vehicle Loans Mortgages 'Cali for a quote today! Save up to 40%! BRYANT' COLLISION FULL SERVICE COLLISION REPAIR CENTER Locally Owned and Operated . Full Service Collision Center 0 4QYears Combined Experience 9 Certified Technicians - We Work With All insurance Companies mgr Estimates! 177 N. lndian Springs Drive - Forsyth, GA Phone: 478-974-0680 Fax: 478-974-0640 1 These vehicles are being sold on an "as is M Crown Vic LX 2 Grand Marquis . F-150 . Ranger Explorer F-150 Charger 2 / determine our favorite range across extreme South to raise coffee in open, bar— throated hummingbird bird, when all the votes Florida. Each winter ruby- ren fields. wintering in Panama has were tabulated the winner throats also regularly win- In other areas through— to contend with the likes of would be the ruby-throated ter along the Gulf Coast of out Central America, rubythroats and 59 other hummingbird. In spite of the United States as well as ruby-throated humming- species of hummingbirds the fact it only spends a few up the Atlantic Coast as far birds spend their time in all seeking the same food! months with us each year, north as South Carolina. locations that are a far cry One has to wonder how it its unparalleled beauty, Although we are familiar from our backyards, open can even find time to eat feisty attitude, with the winter hardwood forests, stream when it is seemingly con- and aerial acro- habitats they corridors, and the edges stantly engaged in aerial batics leave us occupy in the of forests and fields they battles with other hum- wishing it would United States, we call their summer homes mingbirds. spend more time are only begin- throughout eastern North Fortunately, throughout patrolling our ning to iden- America. Hundreds of much of Central America, backyards. tify the habitats miles to the south ruby— insects and small spi’ As we all know, used by the vast throats winter in a wide ders are abundant. These even though we majority of the range of habitats including protein—rich tiny inver- are currently birds that leave dry forests, brushy fencer- tebrates supplement the reveling in the ’ . . . , ,. . the United States ows, and scrubby land- bird’s nectar diet. peak of the each ear. ‘ scapes. They also occup Biologists are concerned hummingbird TERRY w. JOHNSON 011237 of these citrus groves. y that the destruction of season, in a few habitats is shade Anyone that feeds hum- quality winter habitat in short months this magical grown coffee farms. These mingbirds throughout the southern Mexico, heavy little bird will disappear. farms grow coffee plants spring and summer knows use of pesticides, the Although its departure beneath the shade provided ruby-throated humming- destruction of forests to always leaves us anxiously by native forest trees. The birds establish feeding create traditional cof— A rubrihmaied hummingbird perches on Mexican awaiting its return next ruby—throated humming— territories. Each territory fee plantations and other sunflower. He has an interesting habitat when he leaves March, more often than bird 18 but one of scores is Vigorously defended by a agricultural uses as well as Monroe County for fun and winfeh (photo/Terry Johnson) not we give little thought of neotropical migratory bird that has staked a claim global warming Wlll have . _ _ as to where it spends the songbirds (birds that breed to its own personal plot of a severe impact on ruby- hummmgblrd breefing we consume {mght help winter. . in North America but land. throated hummingbirds. P0PLllatlon to 20 mlulon our favorite bud Fortunately biologists winter in the Neotropics) It seems rubythroats do Meanwhile the ruby— , blrds; . _ have discovered the winter that winter on these farms. the same in the heart of throated hummingbird is Lets hope the {11ij , 10mm)" retired home of this long-distance One study conducted in their wintering grounds. doing very well. throa’fed hummlmgbmls Manager of the migrant. The vast majority Nicaragua found 1,200 spe- The problem is, whereas, Data collected in Breed- breedmg and Wmtermg Georg” Noflgame'Endan‘ of the ruby—throated hum- cies of birds (both migrants during the spring and ing Bird Surveys conduct- grounds “mm 1163le Wlldllf‘3,Pfogram' mingbird population win— and permanent residents) summer the only other ed over the past 40 years enough ‘9 allow our. ha? wntfe" the "ZfOTmath ters from southern Mexico inhabiting a single 90-acre birds with whom they have reveal the ruby-throated faVOUte bll'd t0 flounSh comm" Monroe OutdOOrS southward across Central environmentally friendly to compete for nectar are hummingbird population for decadés to come- In for the RFPWterfjf’r America to Panama. coffee farm. other rubythroats bent on has increased an average th? meantime, we coffee H15 (7001‘, _A Smaller numbers spend Unfortunately, most feeding at the same feeders of 25 percent per decade. drink?“ ShOUld COHSlder to Discovery” is available at ' their winter sojourn in the of the coffee we drink is and nectar plants found This brings the estimate of drmkmg more Shade' 7716 Reporter. Email him at West Indies. Studies have brewed from beans har— in their domain, in winter the current ruby—throated grown “flee- EVCrY drop thOOdduCk@bell$0uth-n€t. DU MAS and Djokovic pushed each of the John Deere Classic medal at the 1984 Summer bout a draw, enabling the Pea on its next cover under C f, d f P 8 A other. to the brink, tying and matched Rory McIlroy’s Olympics. The southpaw 87-0 Chavez to keep his the headline: “Robbed!” Just on "we mm age 12—12 in the final set and 61 at the Canadian Open fighter with one of the great- unblemished mark despite 13 months later, Whitaker run first inning en route to playing the first—ever final for the lowest final round on est nicknames ever, “Sweet being outrnaneuvered by was on another 81 cover a 13_0 win. Meanwhile, two set tiebreaker to settle a Tour this year. ‘ Pea” was one of the slickest Whitaker. The unfortu- with an equally memorable journeyman Angels, pitch men’s final. In a match that But just when I thought defensive tacticians who nate result wasn’t all bad headline: “The Best.” R.I.P. em, Taylor Cole and Felix had Greatest of All Time the sports whirlwind had ever laced up gloves and for Whitaker though. The Sweet Pea Pena, pitched the games (GOAT) implications, Fe— calmed for a few days, I was “The Ring” magazine’s controversy led to “Sports oftheh. lives to no_hjt the derer won the match on the learned Monday morning pound-for—pound champion Illustrate ” putting Sweet Mme“ in What seemed stat sheet with 94 winners to of the untimely death of for- for nearly four years from like a re'ahh'fe ihanifegtafion ' Djokovic’s 54 but lost it on mer world champion boxer 1993-97. Whitaker’s reign of the fictional film «Angels ‘ the court, where it counts, Pernell Whitaker. Whitaker, began on Sept. 10, 1993 A TRANE COMFORT in the outfield» After the? ‘ . squandering a pair of match who was reportedly hit by when he went toe—to-toe for SPEC'Aus-r Is ‘As final out, the Angels squad ’ points late in the fifth set. a vehicle while crossing a 12 rounds with the vener- RELIABEE As THE gathered on the piteher’s' Djokovic became the first Virginia Beach, Va, street able Julio Cesar Chavez in ‘ ~ mound and laid down their Grand Slam champion on Sunday evening, was a front of a boisterous partisan N0. 45 jerseys to create a to stave off an opponent’s champion in four different San Antonio crowd In one shrina For everyone associ_ championship point in 15 weight divisions during his of the most controversial ated with the Angels, Players ‘ years and captured his fifth nearly two-decade career decisions in boxing his— and fans alike, it was- ‘the per Wimbledon title. With 16 that began with a gold tory, the judges deemed the . fect'endingtoaperfect night Elgggglamgsnhfg commemoratjn a most , x i imperfect life exgefience. four of Federers record total N o P E N ! HE I‘m" A” ~* After staying up mm.” . onO and seemsanearlock I .- 1anggawaaaw ‘ aJnonFrida watchin toonedaybetheGrand. ' p ' i y g Slamkin ‘ r v " Clay and the Angels theatncs I got 3 Don up early on Samday to After the Fed-Joker match watch tennis legend Serena Enquded neafllégve hours . v Ethendge Williams pursue her record- her It Stage? II g?” , Sewn On All Brands, RiplWEHNInflaapalfl .mmmmlmn tying 24th career Grand 5, ower an a e an ,lus m . RM“ Macmme M 9mm Slam at Wimbledon. But in 33152:}? fizfitygggfinwn Zoned .mm . p L. 1 theonl s ortin eventof Viv , t t h the wegiéd thagt fafledto the PGA Tour’s John Deere Monday Sunday: 8:00 am. - 7:30 pm. * Years . 99?? Elbe“ l ' Th Over 30 r live up to the hype, Williams C ass“:- _ ankstoacareer- LOCATED orr l~75. EXiT 135, FORSYTH,GA@THE SHELL STATlON Experience, a was thorougmy outclassed best 10 birdies, Henley fired r . ~ g . , . a career_10w round of by Romamas Simona Halep, . . who committed an astound_ to finish runner-up at the Onions o Jams - Hot Buried Peanuts - And More! ingh, low total of three Deere, narrowly missmg out unforced errors in route to a on a BHUSh Open berth- But Hunter Benson - 4782832861 lOl‘SyllllrUll@iCl0Ud.C0m straighhsets Win the great consolation prize But Wimbledon was just for Henlfy’ Who has had assistants? for Sunday when Federer V Squared offwith longtime lélnl to 83rd1ion tbs Fiedex 5U RPLUS V'EH ICLES nemesrs and world No. 1 .up pomts St an. 6 cc The Monroe County Board of Commissioners have declared the vehicles listed below as surplus and Novak Djokov1c. In mar— may 1°Cked up hls Tour . . . guably one ofthe greatest cmdgrfizo. Hank)? 511a authorized the sale of these vehicles by sealed‘ bid. . was e -time est un y ‘ ' matches ever played, Federer round in the 48_year history _ _v IN 5 2MEFM75W85X652246 151,010 Grand Marquis 2MEFM75W05X647638 178,921 1FTPW 14549 KC50026 320,470 1FTYR14U4WTA27799 1FMDU32E5VUC49275 FAFP74W21X134269 1FTDF15Y3RN862662 3AA4CT8AH240491 270,293 202,824 191,499 148,548 basis and can be seen at the Monroe County Roa ‘ Department located at 521 Montpelier Ave., Forsyth, GA. 3101?. Interested parties can submit their bid ‘ in a sealed envelope, with the vawicle Number, interested party name; address, and telephone number clearly printed on the outside of the envelope no later than noon on Friday, July 26, 2019 to: Lisa Roberts ' Monroe County Board of Commissioners Administrative Building 38 West Main St. ~ Forsyth, GA. 31029. .‘ Bids Will be opened on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm». at the above address. Payment by the - successful bidder must be by Cash, Cashier Check, or'Money Order. Reserves have been establislhed for V * each vehicle. .. , t Y~