2022 Hummingbird Thread

my-thyme

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He was dive bombing me while I was planting herbs, so put my feeder up this afternoon. I've only seen one small male, and he's almost emptied the feeder.
 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
Haven't seen hummers all summer, but have seen a couple in the past week. Just put out 3 feeders for their migration.
 

Monello

Yeah, whatever
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We only have herons show up in the pond out back. Every once in a while, I see them snag a fish.

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NextJen

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I have at least 5 females and an occasional male come by my feeders here in Port Tobacco. I have even held the feeder in my hand and had them come to it and feed while I am holding it. They are quite amazing to see up close.
 

NextJen

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Don’t take your feeders down too early. They are doing their Fall migration now and need the food and energy. You may have some on their journey South that will need the nectar you put out.

From the web:
Keep feeding them as long as they keep coming to your feeder. Adult male hummingbirds usually leave in summer, months before the females and young. Keep your hummingbird feeders up until there are no more hummingbirds. Take your hummingbird feeders down for the winter two weeks after you see the last hummingbird.
 

RoseRed

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Don’t take your feeders down too early. They are doing their Fall migration now and need the food and energy. You may have some on their journey South that will need the nectar you put out.

From the web:
Keep feeding them as long as they keep coming to your feeder. Adult male hummingbirds usually leave in summer, months before the females and young. Keep your hummingbird feeders up until there are no more hummingbirds. Take your hummingbird feeders down for the winter two weeks after you see the last hummingbird.
I've already noticed a drop in feeding but continue to keep them up. I didn't know the males left sooner. Thanks!
 

NextJen

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I've already noticed a drop in feeding but continue to keep them up. I didn't know the males left sooner. Thanks!
I didn’t know that about the males either. I’m sitting out now watching two females try to drink from my feeder while dive bombing each other. I have also noticed less feeding.
 

RoseRed

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I didn’t know that about the males either. I’m sitting out now watching two females try to drink from my feeder while dive bombing each other. I have also noticed less feeding.
I haven't been home much and ran out of nectar for a day or two lat week, so I thought that was it at first.
 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
I didn't have the feeders out all summer, just put them out about 2 weeks ago when I started seeing activity. They were feeding nearby on trumpet vines. I've seen an increase in the past week, guess it's the pre-migration feeding. Just putting out a fresh batch of nectar now.
 

phreddyp

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I have two feeders out both are drained within 3 days. I've been feeding them for about 35 years and have never seen these many birds at one time!
 

NextJen

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Still seeing them in Port Tobacco. Probably won’t be much longer before they head south.
Also still seeing a few osprey. They’ll be getting out of here soon too.
 

PrchJrkr

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No hummers on Canoe Neck :frown: , but the local outlaw goose flock decided to join me shortly before I called it quits tonight. Forty more perch filets for the deep freeze and a Hallmark™ worthy evening.
 
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