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Hummingbirds Yet?

Post  kimbies on 4/8/2010, 11:59 am

Have any of you Gulf Coasters-to-Lower South-ers gotten hummers back? We usually have had a few scout males by this time but haven't seen them this year... Wondering how far north they've made it so far, and if the unusually colder, wetter winter delayed migration.

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Post  martha on 4/8/2010, 12:45 pm

I'm in Massachusetts and the garden center I visited yesterday had signs up saying that they would be back soon. The fact that the sign was near all kinds of hummingbird stuff had nothing to do with it, I am sure!

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Post  nancy on 4/8/2010, 1:27 pm

I hung my feeder on Friday, but haven't seen any yet. What kind of feeders do you have? Mine is the kind with a stopper and I've found that it is more of a barometer - it leaks & drips with the humidity. I'll be getting a new one this year (I hope) and began researching them yesterday. Saw a bunch at the garden center last night, but did not get one. I can't wait to see the hummingbirds this year!

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Post  Cathyegar on 4/8/2010, 1:46 pm

I'm in NE Alabama and saw one a couple weeks ago.

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Post  Toastie on 4/11/2010, 12:48 am

Down south of I-10 we got full on hummingbirds. Parents got 10 feeders already going for them
I am hoping to put some up soon, but got a lot of other birds near me right now. I wake up every morning to doves singing, it is very relaxing

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Post  Odd Duck on 4/14/2010, 2:40 pm

My friend saw some last week (she's about 40 miles south of the DFW metroplex). I haven't seen any just yet, but expect to any day (I've been working a lot and may have missed the first ones). I don't have feeders, just plant attractors, but my neighbors have a feeder and usually see them first thing. No reports on sightings at the neighbor's.

My coral honeysuckle is loaded with flowers, so they say it's time.

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Post  JillinGA on 4/14/2010, 3:01 pm

Yaaay!!!! I saw the 1st one just yesterday. How excitied I am!!!

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Post  Ages on 4/15/2010, 12:24 am

I have him all through my pine trees!

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Saw one last week in Middle Peninsula, VA

Post  gwynnguyz on 4/15/2010, 7:28 am

Saw a hummer by my car (!) last week. Ran and got my feeders and haven't seen one since! Azaleas are just blooming now so there will be food for them anyhow.

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Post  kimbies on 4/15/2010, 8:43 am

So they are on their way, slowly but surely. I had a fat scout male ruby throat yesterday drop by for a few minutes before heading further on.

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Post  Cornerstone on 4/15/2010, 9:31 am

Scouts are starting to show up here in northern Arkansas.

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Post  desertgirl on 4/22/2010, 11:24 am

Saw a couple here in New Mexico yesterday, but was inside and couldn't tell which kind.

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Ruby throat is here

Post  gwynnguyz on 4/23/2010, 3:56 pm

Saw a HB sitting on one of the feeders I put out last week. The azaleas are in full bloom here in eastern VA now

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