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Old 05-03-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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I saw the first hummingbird here on May 1st. Has anyone seen one yet? I also saw the first orioles yesterday. I posted some pictures on my blog if anyone wants to check it out.
The hummingbird garden
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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WOW -- you're kidding. YOur location lists "Lake Country", are you way up north? I have a place in Lake Delton and have been meaning to fill my Hummer feeder, but when we left last week... the temps were quite low again... so i didnt do it.

I actually see more up there than i do at home here .... but I'm planting more for birds,bees,and butterflies this year, in hopes of attracting them all.

**edited to say.... i looked up where you are. I'm still surprised... and will fill my feeder next time I'm up there.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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This is the earliest I've seen one. I think the males come back first and then the females a couple weeks from now.
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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They've been in Tennessee for several weeks. I'm not sure when they usually arrive; it might be as early as late February or early March, but I think late March is when most of them show up.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, FL
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I usually see them in my area around April 1st. We have quite a few.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: NJ on the way to Chicago!
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I saw the first hummingbird here on May 1st. Has anyone seen one yet? I also saw the first orioles yesterday. I posted some pictures on my blog if anyone wants to check it out.
The hummingbird garden
We are currently in SE PA. I have not seen any as of yet. I did fill one of my feeders this week in anticipation. By the way, you have a great blog(wonderful pictures)! I wanted to add that more than my Hummingbird feeders, the one plant that I have found that they prefer is Monarda Jacob Cline. Mine are about 5-6 inches tall at the moment. I cannot wait for it to bloom, the Hummers go crazy for it.

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Old 05-04-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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hc -- tha'ts great to know about Jacob Cline... i ordered some for this year... haven't gotten them yet, but delivery should be between the 10th-24th of the month.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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Default I also saw them early in Raleigh area

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I usually see them in my area around April 1st. We have quite a few.
It's good to hear that you have some hummers!

I saw three hummingbirds here very early, just before that freeze we had, and then no more None since then, even though the feeder is up. I think the first ones either left or froze. So sad. Hopefully, we'll be able to draw them back. Last year the feeder was a busy gathering place.

I'm also adding more flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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I'm in Maryland, near the top of the Chesapeake Bay. I saw a hummingbird last week, but he hasn't come back. I need to get the feeder out ASAP.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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I saw one ... in my soup! Sorry, I have a weird sense of humor sometimes. I've been waiting. When I was in San Jose, I couldn't help but "trip" over them. Now I'm in the central valley, so who knows.
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