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All gone for this year

September 1 2013 at 12:18 PM
Terri W  (Login Miladymimi)
Hummingbird lover 2013

Well, it's been two days now without one hummingbird sighting. After such a busy year, it's way to quiet in my gardens. I guess the last few stragglers decided to head out on their southbound journey. It's kinda sad, but I look forward to next year. Who knows maybe I'll get a few passersby before it's all over with. [linked image]

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Pete
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Hummingbirders 2010

Re: All gone for this year

September 1 2013, 2:57 PM 

Plenty still headed your way. We in Green Bay are seeing the best action of the summer so they have to head south from here at sometime.

Keep the feeders up and clean, they'll need some go juice when they get down your way.

Oh, and

Giv'm Hell Dawg's!!

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Indy Steve
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Re: All gone for this year

September 1 2013, 3:06 PM 

Terri

Would this be normal for your area? I find it hard to believe more hummers wont come thru your area. I still have decent action here even adult males. As you may know adult males are considered the first to leave and be gone for the season. When I see no more adult males then I consider everything tailing off for the season here.

Steve
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Kathi and Michael Rock
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Re: All gone for this year

September 1 2013, 4:48 PM 

If we are still seeing hummingbirds in southern Wisconsin, I find it hard to believe that they are all gone from your area further south. You will definitely see more before it's all over.

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Paula Shacklock
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Hummingbird lover 2011

Re: All gone for this year

September 1 2013, 5:43 PM 

Me too, maybe just missing somehow. I have some here in nw PA still just waiting to head own your way!




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Terri W
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Hummingbird lover 2013

Re: All gone for this year

September 1 2013, 8:53 PM 

I guess I spoke to soon. Late this afternoon two males showed up. I didn't see them at first, I heard them fussing. They didn't pay the feeders much attention but were all over the buddleia. I'm still keeping the feeders up and going, just not putting as much in them. Until this year we've had so few hummingbirds, it was hard to tell their particular habits. This year has been a big learning curve. I'm glad to see a few coming through, we're so rural I was afraid the migrating birds might pass us by. [linked image]

Thanks for all the encouragement. That's what I like most about this forum.[linked image]

Oh yeah, most definitely "GO DAWGS!!" [linked image]

 
 
Jim
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Hummingbirder 2012

Re: All gone for this year

September 2 2013, 5:31 AM 

Keep watching Terri, we are presently just going thru a lull in the number of birds passing through Georgia. It seems that we are in between so-called waves of hummers right now. This is only the beginning of September which is the peak month of hummer migration for our area. The numbers should increase dramatically over the next two to three weeks. I am hoping to see several hundred birds over the next four weeks before activity drops off rather suddenly.

Some of our friends to the north of us are reporting a decrease in the number of sightings this year. That may or may not be the case for us. Migration seems to have either started a little early in my area or I have had more birds than usual this year. Be patient, we will see what happens.

Keeping my fingers crossed,

Jim
south Georgia

 
 
Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: All gone for this year

September 2 2013, 11:22 AM 

Personally I have come to believe that migration starts way earlier than we normally tend to believe. Way back in early july I had a boatload of adult males I even posted a photo of 6-7 males fighting to use one feeder. But after a day two those males were gone. Then still in july for a couple weeks hummers were emptying TWO 30oz feeders every two days, then that stopped and those hummers moved on. Since then there has been waves of decent amount of hummers then what seems like none or very few. This year has just seemed so much different than most past years where all major hummer action seemed to happen in august then just like turning a hose off and watching the last bit drain out- but this year just different- still I wouldnt be surprised to see oct hummers or not.

Steve
martinsville In
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