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Old 09-07-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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We still have a few "stragglers" but I bet they'll all be gone by next week.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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We're seeing the most we have all season with lots of ownership skirmishes. The feeders are getting emptied faster than before. I suspect it is all the locals and the earliest migrants as they begin heading south. A local researcher and expert said to keep up the feeders longer than normal because if of increasing chances of western migrants making the loop east before heading south. It would be cool to see something different than the one species we normally see.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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We have one lone female hitting ours still but her visits are getting further apart now daily. Supposed to start dropping temps here to the low 60s this weekend so I'm sure they'll be leaving the Hoosier state soon.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Seems earlier than usual but haven't seen any for two days now here in upstate (half way up) NY.
Maybe they know something we don't.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Here in TN..they're still hanging around. I refilled the feeders and 3 were fighting yesterday, to get to the feeder, I have 2 feeders, but they all wanted the same one. I love to watch them. They are amazing. I saw a special on hummingbirds (on the local paid network). There hearts beat 600 x a minute, while resting and there wings flap 200 a minute.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I thought I'd be taking our feeder down this past weekend, but I've got a couple of little sweeties who just aren't ready to leave yet. I put a cup of fresh nectar out for them. We've got cold weather heading this way so they'll need it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We have a few kids still hanging out, but did take the feeder down yesterday. One gal decided to follow hubby into our screened porch and we did all we could to encourage her to wander outside again. We finally gave up, and propped the screen door open for her. She still couldn't seem to find her way out. Well, we got up this morning, I chekced and overnight she decided the outdoor world was better than the screened porch and had found her way outside. I came to the conclusion they aren't very smart even if they are fun to watch and part of mother nature's creations. Now, I think all of them have left for the season. Our nights are down to the high 40s and low 50s.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Turns out I was wrong up there...3 days later and they're still here.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I now have two fighting over the feeders. So cute! The other, to my knowledge, just showed up today. Has anyone had this happen before? The feeder was low and my original hummer (I think) flew over to me, hovered about 3 feet away from me, and I swear cussed me out!
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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I now have two fighting over the feeders. So cute! The other, to my knowledge, just showed up today. Has anyone had this happen before? The feeder was low and my original hummer (I think) flew over to me, hovered about 3 feet away from me, and I swear cussed me out!
OH yes lol. Lots of chirping, they will let you know how it is and how it should be and how they want it.
One year I was cleaning up some small branches from a wind storm, a Hummer landed perched on one of the branches and stayed quite awhile even as I was holding it. Course no one with a camera was around....
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