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Old 09-29-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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Im wondering when Hummingbirds show up in Lake Havasu. Ive seen them there... don't remember what time of year it was.

Odd question.. but my wife loves hummingbirds...
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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April-May is peak season with the abundance of desert flowers. As temps rise and the area dries out the hummers usually migrate north to CO. Later in the year or early spring when temps cool way down they will return.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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Keep a bubbling feature like a fountain of some sorts in your yard and they will stay year round. Ours come out within seconds of the fountain turning on every AM around 7.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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I see them frequently flying around my palo verde when it's in bloom
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:37 PM
 
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I've never noticed an "off season" when it comes to Hummingbirds.

Many years ago I received a Hummingbird Feeder as a "joke gift" and those little buggers have been hanging around and fighting with each other from Sunup to Sunset ever since.
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:20 AM
 
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I've never noticed an "off season" when it comes to Hummingbirds.

Many years ago I received a Hummingbird Feeder as a "joke gift" and those little buggers have been hanging around and fighting with each other from Sunup to Sunset ever since.

Someone told me that there are 24 different species of hummingbirds that fly through Green Valley each year. In certain months, There are months where there are only a few species.

Hummingbirds are highly territorial and will fight over food sources. Don't get in the way!

One thing that I have noticed in Arizona is that hummingbirds will ROOST in trees. That allows for some great photography. In the Midwest, those guys NEVER stop.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:10 AM
 
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Someone told me that there are 24 different species of hummingbirds that fly through Green Valley each year. In certain months, There are months where there are only a few species.

Hummingbirds are highly territorial and will fight over food sources. Don't get in the way!

One thing that I have noticed in Arizona is that hummingbirds will ROOST in trees. That allows for some great photography. In the Midwest, those guys NEVER stop.
TERRITORIAL is putting it mildly.

Their feeder is right outside my front window and "the show" is very entertaining.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:44 AM
 
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Yes they are a little feisty. Have 3 feeders hanging on the porch, and one wants it all. The female can drink, the other males are just plain aggressive.
I did read once that hummingbirds from up north, or better, the mid west, wait for the canadian goose to fly over and they hitch a ride south. But it seems that nobody knows for sure.
They could never fly that far on their own, they burn so many calories.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Great info!! Thank you everyone (wife will be happy..).

Not hummingbirds.. but the attached picture is from this morning in South Denver (neighbors yard).


I think this is a great horned owl and if you were ever wondering what getting the "stink eye" looks like, this must be it.

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Old 10-04-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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Pretty, amazing how his, or her, feathers blend in with the bark....
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