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Old 06-24-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Still have not seen one female as yet.
I know very few sightings here too

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What the heck is going on?
Please tell us when you find out sniff sniffy sniff

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They will go after the flowers before a feeder because it's the good stuff. Sugar water is not their first preference
I have plenty of flowers along with my feeder hanging between 2 hanging potted flowers.

My neighbors have 6 feeders out between them and no flowers on their patios. But they live upstairs so their balconies are easier for the hummers to fly down from the tree they are perching in I reckon.
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I found this article about the hummers being delayed. Takes a minute to load. Was written by a newspaper in Georgia from, I believe.








Hummingbird numbers lower than usual for Spring | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:55 AM
 
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I've had sightings at my feeders 5 days in a row, and that's not even knowing what's going on at 14 different feeders, just a chance sighting while looking out my kitchen window.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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Had quite a few sightings today

I tried this, went to this website and found ruby throated hummingbird calls (the one that just says CALLS) and played it a few times...3 hummers showed up! Kept playing it and they kept flying over and away. Was sitting near some of my feeders. Worth a try!

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...ingbird/sounds

If anyone finds a good, loud downloadable audio file of ruby throated hummers chirping please post it. TIA
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YAer4r...ature=youtu.be

Had to share this video!

Last edited by Eldemila; 06-30-2017 at 05:40 PM..
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8MJMWjQ3bew

Some quick hummingbird facts
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Valley of the Sun
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We have two hummingbird species who reside the entire year here in Phoenix, the Costa’s and Anna’s. We have two feeding stations along with numerous flowering plants that attract them. We can watch them every morning or evening. One of them has taken a liking to perching herself atop our small lime tree. I can find her there most nights.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:34 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I found this article about the hummers being delayed. Takes a minute to load. Was written by a newspaper in Georgia from, I believe.
Hummingbird numbers lower than usual for Spring | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Thanks for the link/info, Eldemila. Given the article is roughly a week old, maybe my numbers will be picking up shortly. I still have not seen a female tho.
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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I am finally seeing 2 females. But by and large, I am still seeing mostly males. We did have a boy sipping at the Amistad purple sage I planted again this year. Last year, they could not stay away from that plant. But I had more hummers last year.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:11 PM
 
Location: California
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Thank you, that was lovely. Great idea too.
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