Have Hummingbirds made their way to you? Update 5/15/2013

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  1. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    I got an e-mail from a friend who lives in Wisconsin and she's seen humminbirds already. We've had those cute visitors for the past 4-5 years, but they aren't here yet. Where are you? ... Have they arrived?

    I'm in the SW corner of Ohio...and no, haven't seen any yet!

    Bobbi:flower1:

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  3. connie85

    connie85 Earning My Ears

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    I live in central Missouri and we have had hummingbirds for about a month now.
     
  4. bobbiwoz

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    Good for you! I just got an e-mail from a neighbor who just saw one at her feeder. I still haven't seen one at our yet.
     
  5. bobbiwoz

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    Yeah! June 5th...we have one!:flower2:
     
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    There seems to be fewer this year.
     
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    We finally have a few coming around. I planted hummingbird flower mix last year and they seem to love the flowers:)
     
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    Guess they decided they would like to have some 105 degree heat!

    They are late here.
     
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    Wow that is hot!! We had one show up on a very hot day (for us) and after he had flitted around for awhile stopped by the pond on a cool rock to rest for about 10 minutes. Of course I didn't have my camera with me but I got to watch him:)
     
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    I buried my first humming bird this morning. She may have bumped into a window, because in death, she had her wings stretched out. I was very sad, and hope she didn't have babies waiting for her.

    Since then, I've seen two other females at my feeder and one was at a sunflower head. The head is just enormous compared to the little bird.
     
  12. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    I decided to bump this up from last year. Yesterday I did make hummingbird food and will put a feeder out today. It's early, but I am hoping.

    How about it? Are there any hummingbird sightings at your garden yet?

    Bobbi:goodvibes
     
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    5/11/2013 NO hummingbirds here in SW Ohio!:sad1:
     
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    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    5/13/2013 Yes!:banana:
     
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    None here in NJ yet. :(
     
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    How about now? I understand it's been warm.
     
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    We are back from a 3 1/2 week vacation, road trip to see family and friends mostly.

    We saw a hummingbird by our rented cabin in Pigeon Forge, but none by our Cape May home. Here, our hummingbird feeder broke when we were away, and we'll be buying a new feeder today!

    DSis announced that she had a hummingbird visit her Toms River NJ feeder.

    Any other sightings?:goodvibes
     
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    Hi, Bobbiwoz---thought I'd post here about our hummingbirds--or lack thereof this year. I've seen ONE at my feeder. I've kept it clean with fresh syrup (i make my own) and it's in the same spot as last year:confused3 I just don't know where they went!

    OTOH, I have purple house finches galore! They must have decided that our trees are THE place to be. I've never seen this many in my yard before. I keep a shallow, large saucer of fresh water on my deck railing and they love to come sip and dip.
     
  19. bobbiwoz

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    We make our own syrup too. Keep trying, they find their way to you soon! DH is on his way to buy a new feeder for us.

    Thanks for posting your birding results!:goodvibes

    Our purple coneflowers are thriving. They attract goldfinches once the seeds develop. I can't wait to see them.

    I haven't been around to see what's feeding at our feeder, will keep an eye out and post!

    Bobbi:goodvibes
     
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    Hummingbirds are definitely here. I think I noticed one feeding a youngster this afternoon. Last evening 3 were fighting over a particular flower.

    Yeah for hummingbird sightings!:flower1:
     
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    They are still here!
     

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