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No new record

April 17 2017 at 5:57 PM
Indy Steve  (Login SteveWnindy)
Hummingbird lover 2007

No early hummer and no new record unless one makes a last hour appearance. 4-18 is my standing early record which happened last year. I have had a feeder out for two weeks and even some purchased plants in bloom but no dice , they will come when they come.
Steve
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Ken
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Hummingbirder 2010

Re: No new record

April 17 2017, 7:28 PM 

I don't keep records, but I know it is later than last years first sighting. The azalias are showing their buds. Should be any day now.
Central NJ
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Kathi and Michael Rock
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Hummingbird Member 2006

Re: No new record

April 18 2017, 1:49 AM 

Steve,

I feel your pain and frustration. We've had our feeders up for about a week now and several people in our small city have already seen a first hummingbird and one has been seen about 75 miles away in Milwaukee, but we only see Chickadees at our hummingbird feeders.

Nothing for hummingbirds except for Pulmonaria is blooming yet. I do have a mini red Azalea that I keep in a pot and bring inside that is blooming inside, but nothing from outside azaleas yet. We should have a great showing on our Dwarf Red Buckeye this season, but it's not blooming yet. Honeysuckle and Lilacs are nowhere close.

The earliest we have ever seen a hummingbird here in Madison has been April 29. I am assuming we could even be a month away from seeing our first one this year.

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Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
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Burke
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Hummingbird Lover 2014

Re: No new record

April 18 2017, 10:17 AM 

I haven't seen a hummer in over a week. I'm not sure what's going on this year. This time last year I was seeing many birds.
Burke Baker
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: No new record

April 18 2017, 11:51 AM 

No hummers but about a week ago I did have a robin land on the window extender which my feeder hangs on , strange to say the least. I have been taking pleasure from watching birds taking advantage of my birdbaths. House finches visit the small one daily while robins use the large one to clean up after digging in the dirt for worms. I should see a hummer sometime in the next week if not sooner.
Steve
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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Ben
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Hummingbird Lover 2017

Also still waiting anxiously like all of you

April 18 2017, 10:29 PM 

Like all of you, I have two feeders out for over a week and no luck yet. My earliest sighting was around May 5th. Patience, Grasshopper, patience.
Kathi - Can you please post a pic of your Dwarf Red Buckeye in bloom. Thanks.
Ben
Beach Park, IL
Z5


    
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Joni
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Hummingbirder 2008

Re: No new record

April 19 2017, 10:40 PM 

I can still break mine yet (4/30). Had feeders out for over a week now. Patiently waiting. I usually have something red for them but local garden center hasn't had any good plants early like they did in the past. Only the usual Pansies, Senetti, etc. Might swing by another place on Fri. & see if they have any 'Mirage' Salvia ready yet.

Joni
Elwood, Il
Zone 5
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Indy Steve
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Hummingbird lover 2007

Re: No new record

April 19 2017, 10:52 PM 

Joni-- You just might have a record breaking year, good luck with that. For once I actually have some plants in bloom when the hummers arrive, but in the past when they arrive they just go to the feeders anyway at first.
Steve
Martinsville In.
Zone 6

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