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Old 02-28-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I planned on putting out just one of my feeders in about 2 weeks, way before the cold weather season that wasn't began. I wondered, given the warm weather we've had this "winter" if it effects the hummingbirds returning earlier than normal.

I found this article that was interesting on the migration:

Wild Birds Unlimited: Does the warm weather mean early migration?

Here is the 2017 Migration Map link:


https://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/...ation_map.html

For those who put out feeders, and even those who don't, would you please try to post on here when you see your first hummingbird? I can't wait for them to come back this year. I can't even begin to count how many feeders I've acquired now - I need more sheperds hooks to hang them all now!!!

TIA!

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Old 03-01-2017, 03:22 AM
 
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When do they normally show up?
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:13 PM
 
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When do they normally show up?

South Carolina --Ruby-throats arrive in late March or early April ; they and leave in September or October.

I figured at the end of season last year I would do mid-March this year. Last year I didn't have my feeders out and there was one early. I was waiting for no good reason. I heard one wiz by me and that's when I got them out, but I'm sure there were probably others around prior. I'll start with the one and as soon as I see evidence of them being around will put the other (to embarrased to say how many) out.

Can't wait! I'm hoping for some of them to return from last year.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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Anyone seen any so far in upstate?
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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Nothing yet, but I did put 1 feeder out. Will have to change out nectasnectasr for a new batch in a day, or two. Hopefully soon.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:32 PM
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Our feeder is out now and we are awaiting the arrival.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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Nothing yet, but I did put 1 feeder out. Will have to change out nectasnectasr for a new batch in a day, or two. Hopefully soon.
That's a big typo. Geez, you'd think autocorrect would have caught that one!




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Our feeder is out now and we are awaiting the arrival.

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Old 04-07-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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I've still had no sightings but have changed the little bit of nectar I put out 3 times now. According to the migration maps, there have been some sightings in the Upstate. I wish I could remember when they showed up last year. I'm going to put out a few more feeders within the next week or so, I think (hope) with the warm weather, they will be arriving soon.
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:39 PM
 
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This link has a map of where the type of hummingbirds are found and the second map is of 2017 sitings.

Hummingbird migration in the Spring and Fall through the United States, 2017 Spring Hummingbird Migration Map, migration patterns, migration times, hummingbird sightings
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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We have been gone since mid December. We returned home from Florida(jean, from your area!!) this week and put up our hummingbird feeder TODAY. Earlier in the week we put up the finch feeder and we are getting lots of them. We love our birds!
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