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Old 09-10-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Sat out in the backyard for the better part of the day. I did not see one male the entire time, so my guess is, the migration has begun. I also had a couple of females that seemed to have no clue what a feeder was.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I agree about it being too soon if you are still seeing hummers. I leave my feeders up (and changed regularly, of course) until I have not seen a single hummer in a week, sometimes longer.
Same. Last year feeders came down at the end of September. I saw a hummer at the flowers that were still in bloom on October 2. That's the latest I've seen one up here.
Some of our neighbors (old-timers) don't put their feeders up until Mother's Day and take them down on Labor Day. : I've told them they arrive mid-April and took photos to prove it because they didn't believe me.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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We still have hummers coming to our feeders here, in North Alabama. They seem to be a different set every three-four days.
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:45 PM
 
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Sat out in the backyard for the better part of the day. I did not see one male the entire time, so my guess is, the migration has begun. I also had a couple of females that seemed to have no clue what a feeder was.
Same here, LIcenter. I haven't seen any males. And we get females that haven't figured out they can rest on the Hummzinger feeders while they sip. So they must be travelers. But oh, boy. They are females. Nonstopping squeaking, divebombing and generally acting nasty toward one another. Gawd I love them.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I have a bunch this year, both males and females. I just watched 6 or 7 chasing each other away from the 4 feeders I have out front. Silly things.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Seeing fewer and fewer hummingbirds every day. Not none, but definitely far fewer than we had a couple of weeks ago. I will miss them so. Until next spring!
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I had one following me around the gardens as I was watering yesterday. Fer sure not one of mine. I'd be lucky to get within ten feet of mine before they bolted.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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Did you perhaps look like a large flower to the hummingbird, LIcenter?

We had a female hovering over the Hummzinger yesterday. She had this look on her face that said, "This flower is really big and has lots of nectar! I have heard of them but never saw one in the wild before!". LOL
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Did you perhaps look like a large flower to the hummingbird, LIcenter?
Trust me, I look like no flower. Maybe a large squash.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Here's a couple of recent pics of the little ladies.


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