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Old 09-19-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I'm just getting into the "hummingbird watching" . I hadn't thought about them getting ready to leave already until I read about it in here. Hadn't seen them much here in western Kentucky since the 60 MPH remains of Ike blew through Sunday and destroyed a lot of trees. Wondered if ours had been killed in all that rain or blew away.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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I'm wondering when the hummers will start migrating back through southern Cal. It was amazing in the spring when our feeder started to attract dozens of birds as they migrated north. They were at every little flower (six) and lined up like planes landing at LAX, we had to fill the feeder every other day. We have a couple of year round resident humming birds but the migration is always fun.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Ahhhh, I have one single little guy that still hasn't started his trip! All the others are gone. I worry a little for this little guy but I'm keeping out my one feeder just for him. Aparently he is just not ready to go. I am sure he will once he feels strong enough he will be on his way too. Could be an old hummer or a late born (young) one.
I am down to one also and was wondering why he is the only one left. So sad to make a long journey alone is all I keep thinking about. I sure miss them when they are gone for the winter.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:13 AM
 
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New Mexico is known for it's hummingbird population.

We have unseasonably cooler weather here, too, because of the tropical storms.
They are really emptying the feeders lately -- so they're probably getting ready to leave me, too.
I had no idea New Mexico was known for its hummingbird population. That place is sounding more magical all the time. I've longed to see Taos forever; I've just got to get down there, and soon!

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Old 09-20-2008, 03:18 AM
 
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Well this is as close as I'll get to seeing a humming bird over here in europe. Some people actually mistake the humming bird moth for an actual humming bird. The intro is actually kind of funny.

Hummingbirdmoth.com
That was a really cute little intro video.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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Activity has slowed down here, too!
I already miss them....
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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We (hubby, MIL, and I) sat on the front porch last evening after dinner and had 2 or 3 regular hummingbird visitors while we were there. Did not see any "bully" activity that we have seen previously, so I'm not sure if one of the hummers was my resident hummer "bully" or if "bully" has already moved on.

I will miss them when they have all finally taken flight...
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I found this little guy today.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb183/escambiaguy/pet%20pics/7777.jpg (broken link)
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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I found this little guy today.
awwwww..... great picture!!!

I had a butterfly stop by my feeder today. He actually went up and landed on the "bloom" twice...

Very interesting.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:45 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Nice pic, southernnatuelover!

We still have a few hummers, but only a few. One was feeding early this morning, just as dawn was breaking. As I refilled the feeder just a little while ago I thought to myself, "this is for the last time this year". The feeding has been frenzied last couple of weeks, but it has definitely tapered off. The little guy at the feeder this morning was still very little. I don't see any extra bulk on any of them, so I don't know how they'll fare on the flight back. I'll miss them, too, but it's a short winter. They'll be back before we know it!
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