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Hummingbird Migration

Postby Ironwood » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:11 pm

The hummingbirds are starting to migrate south. I've only had a pair of hummers here all summer, but that's all changed. Hard to tell just how many are visiting my feeders but right now probably 10 or 12. Before the migration is over there should be somewhere around 50 visiting my feeders.

Here's a couple of photos I've taken of them this migration.

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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby LazyGhost » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:27 pm

I have the same feeders you have on my front porch. I keep expecting for one to stick me in the head with its beek. Those birds are can be vicious towards each other.

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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby STILLHUNTER » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:48 pm

Man i bet my wifes has 500 pics of them lil birds around our feeders, she LOVES them !!!
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby ree_countrygirl » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:40 am

cool pics! my puppy has caught 2 around my mom's feeder this year
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby Honey Bee » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:36 am

Great pics I have been sitting in the yard watching mine
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby Ironwood » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:27 pm

Thanks, LazyGhost, Stillhunter, Ree, and Honey Bee. I really enjoy the migration. Right now I have 5 feeders going. As more hummers arrive I'll add some more. It's sure something to stand out there amid them. What an uproar of humming, chirping, and squealing at one another. Early morning is a riot!

This is the part I enjoy the most.

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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:35 pm

Great pics Ironwood. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby Ironwood » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:56 pm

Thank you Quig.
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby gtk » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:04 am

beautiful pics! they have taken over our back porch. I've got 5 feeders that I fill daily.
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby Ironwood » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:59 pm

gtk, I really enjoy standing out by the feeders in the early morning. What a racket! You might even try putting a little dyed sugar water in the palm of your hand and holding it out to the hummers. I have some little tube feeders that I hold out to them. At first they are reluctant to feed from it. Soon they will be lining up to get at it. I've had two at a time with their bill in that little hole in the feeder while I was holding the feeder out to them.
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby gtk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:42 am

they will come to the feeder as I am filling it. they aren't scared of me anymore.
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby BIGERN76 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:53 am

Nice pics Ironwood, thanks for sharing. I have quite a few around my house right now. I don't have any feeders, but do have "cannons" planted in the back flower beds and they seem to love them. :)
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby Ironwood » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:41 pm

Thank you BIGERN.

Gtk that must be fun. I usually bring a feeder inside to fill it. When I stand out around the feeders sometimes a hummer will come up to within 18 inches or so and really check me out.
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby Ironwood » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:58 am

Ut-Oh Looks like the fun is over for now. Almost all the the hummers have gone on south. My sister called me yesterday to ask if I had any hummers. She said hers were all gone. I think I only have 3 or 4 coming to the feeders this morning. That's way down from the 40 or 50 I estimated coming to the feeders Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. As I remember the hummers all left early last year. We had a very cold winter too....Got down to 15° one night and it snowed three times! :(
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby LazyGhost » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:56 pm

I noticed several coming to my feeders today. Now that you mentioned it I will keep an eye on em.
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby gtk » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:17 am

all ours are about gone... never more than two at a time now, where three weeks ago we would have 15-20 at any one time.
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Re: Hummingbird Migration

Postby Ironwood » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:08 pm

I have only seen two hummingbirds today.......and they are fighting over 5 feeders! :lol:
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