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hummingbirds ? #6987766
09/11/20 05:16 AM
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fall migration should be coming up, was curious if anyone has seen activity yet. Moved to an acreage this summer and I don't have feeders out yet. Hoping I haven't missed the window of opportunity to help the little guys load up before their big trek south.
Jim


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Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987768
09/11/20 05:21 AM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Jim -

The exodus has already occurred in my neck of the woods. We've had a couple of hard frosts, and the surrounding mountains are well covered with termination dust. We still have a single feeder hanging, but its not been touched in a week. I'd better pull it before it ices-up and shatters.

Jack

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987769
09/11/20 05:24 AM
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we stop feedin around labor day weekend,notice a big buzz of activity feeding up for the long flight.

see ya next year guys









Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987782
09/11/20 05:37 AM
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Local old guy over here said the females have left and only the boys remain.
One thing I noted different this season,
dark feathers and light spots on wings.
My Aunt told me I should plant flowers,
I said, I can't eat those.





Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987783
09/11/20 05:37 AM
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Hummers still here Wausau Wi (north central), will keep feeders up for migriants


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Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987787
09/11/20 05:40 AM
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Starting to see few more on the feeders this week


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Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987790
09/11/20 05:49 AM
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No feeders here but I've noticed increased activity in the garden and around the flowers beds.

Three times in the last week one flew up and hovered a few feet away as I was taking a leak off the deck.


Eh...wot?

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987792
09/11/20 05:51 AM
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yep they are headed south

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987797
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Funny the males have left here, we still have our girls though. Should all be gone by oct.

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987798
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Same here, seeing mostly females.


Eh...wot?

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987799
09/11/20 06:01 AM
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We had a bunch at our feeders this summer. Seen the last one 3 days ago

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987813
09/11/20 06:22 AM
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The males go south first to get the winter home cleaned up spic and span for the ladies when they come later.
Lots of humminbirds in Wyoming. I like to watch them.

Last edited by Gary Benson; 09/11/20 06:23 AM.

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Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: Wright Brothers] #6987817
09/11/20 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Local old guy over here said the females have left and only the boys remain.


All I have is females. I haven't seen a male in two weeks


My name ain't Keith
Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987832
09/11/20 06:55 AM
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Why do Hummingbirds hum?

They don't know the words! grin

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987837
09/11/20 07:03 AM
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Refilled our feeders yesterday and had hummingbirds try to land on them as I was still hanging the feeders back up. I imagine in another week they will all be heading south.

Chris


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Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987847
09/11/20 07:25 AM
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We have notice fewer HB at the feeders the last few weeks. I have taken one feeder down. Half way up Michigan right on Lake Michigan.


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Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987849
09/11/20 07:29 AM
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We have noticed an increase in numbers, as the migrants come through. We have two feeders out and they are eating about quart every three to four days now. We love setting on the porch and watching them.

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987850
09/11/20 07:30 AM
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They left here about a week ago....







Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987872
09/11/20 07:54 AM
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This is the first year I've had feeders out. I really enjoyed watching them.

Having said that, there definitely seems to be fewer around, but still a couple. They're such a cool, little bird!

Re: hummingbirds ? [Re: jabNE] #6987885
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I had females still here yesterday.
Feeder drained fast in the last week.

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