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Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 11 2017 at 10:39 AM
NJKris  (Login NJKris)
Hummingbirders 2010

Previous history:
2010: 9/22
2011: 9/24
2012: 9/22
2013: Computer died, did not record date
2014: 9/9
2015: 9/27
2016: 9/19


Wondering if this will be repeat of 2014. Just got home last night after a long weekend in Adirondacks, so don't know what day was last visit to feeders, so I'm calling it at 9/10. Will update if required. Got down to 40.9 this morning, very chilly.

 
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Ken
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Hummingbirder 2010

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 11 2017, 11:59 AM 

I still have hummers, and I can't be too far from you. I have at least 3 as that is what I see chasing each other at the same time.

Ken
Central NJ
USDA Zone 6
:c)

 
 
NJKris
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Hummingbirders 2010

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 11 2017, 12:17 PM 

I'm home today and just saw my first of the day, a female, at 1215. That is late in day, usually they are hitting feeders all morning. I'm West end of Morris County.

 
 
Ken
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Hummingbirder 2010

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 13 2017, 9:27 AM 

Numbers are down since I posted here. I still have hummers, but the constant chases are gone. Also the sugar water levels are not dropping as fast.

I am in eastern Mercer county, so there is some distance between us.

Ken
Central NJ
USDA Zone 6
:c)

 
 
Ward Dasey
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Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 13 2017, 10:47 AM 

There are still birds moving through. They are at the various gardens and over the weekend there were a few flycatching with groups of migrant warblers. The feeders are all down at this point. They won't go back up until we've hit by the first heavy frost or freeze. At that point it won't be Ruby-throated I am attempting to snag.

 
 
Ward Dasey
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Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 14 2017, 9:32 AM 

None last night at the home gardens and none this morning at the park gardens or feeders. When this first occurs each fall the silence is deafening. I kind of doubt whether the last hummers have visited the gardens, but that does happen this early occasionally.

 
 
NJKris
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Hummingbirders 2010

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 23 2017, 10:03 AM 

Haven't seen any in a at least a week. That makes last sighting early for me, like in 2014.

 
 
Ken
(Login 5strings)
Hummingbirder 2010

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 23 2017, 10:19 AM 

I still have hummers. At times I see 2 at a time.
Central NJ
USDA Zone 6
:c)

 
 

Ron
(Login RonDEZone7a)
Hummingbirder 2008

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

September 30 2017, 8:24 AM 

I still had a female (or immature) Rubythroat as late as this past Thursday (Sept 28)... I didn't SEE one yesterday. Will report back if I get another today. As is always the case, the flower garden is BUSTING with blooms now, even though I am nearly hummerless!

My record here (in my Wilmington, Delaware backyard) is November 1, so we have a long way to go yet. My next latest record is October 15.
Wilmington, Delaware
USDA zone 7a
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 32
[linked image]

 
 
Ward
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Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

October 1 2017, 5:15 AM 

There have been none that I have seen in the park gardens in more than a week but at home there were at least 4 yesterday.

Ron is right from a flower point of view the end season nectar garden is a party beyond any others. It will go full speed until it slams into an icy wall.

 
 

Ron
(Login RonDEZone7a)
Hummingbirder 2008

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

October 2 2017, 10:55 PM 

I had another late hummer today (Oct 2). Not sure she/he stayed all day.
Wilmington, Delaware
USDA zone 7a
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 32
[linked image]

 
 

Ron
(Login RonDEZone7a)
Hummingbirder 2008

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

October 4 2017, 7:44 AM 

UPDATE: Hummer seen this morning!
Wilmington, Delaware
USDA zone 7a
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 32
[linked image]

 
 
Ward Dasey
(Login WardDas)
Hummingbird Moderator 2005

Re: Final sighting of 2017 for NJ/NY/PA area

October 4 2017, 7:58 AM 

At least 3 last night, maybe more.

 
 
 
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