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upthesaukee 05-03-2021 07:38 AM

Hummingbirds 2021
 
Hummingbirds 2021. I put out our feeder Sat. night, May 1 just before dusk. Sunday around 1230pm, my wife saw our first hummingbird. Doesn't hurt to have an azalea bush in full bloom 10 ft away.
Alton Bay, just outside Sandy point, 1/2 mile above the lake on the west side. Let the flitting and flying to and fro, and the territorial chasing fun begin:cheers:

Dave

barefootbay 05-03-2021 09:52 AM

Also had one on Sat. and Sunday in Wolfeboro .

jeffk 05-03-2021 03:26 PM

Had one at our feeder in Center Harbor today.

dippasan 05-06-2021 12:25 PM

Us too
 
Saw 2 last Sunday

Tiny little guy's this time of year

hilltopper 05-06-2021 08:45 PM

Saw my first of the year in Meredith this afternoon. Over the last few hours Iíve seen multiple birds. Bats are out and about. Very few bees on the azalea bush which is strange (and concerning?).

DRH 07-25-2021 06:42 PM

Lots of Hummers in Meredith!
 
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We've got two hummingbird feeders here in Meredith and they are both quite busy. I took the following photo of a male as he approached one of the feeders yesterday.

http://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/...A2JP336XQK8NAJ

https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com...A2JP336XQK8NAJ

Newbiesaukee 07-26-2021 10:47 AM

My three hummingbirds seem unusually active. Itís a little early for their bulking up for the trip south. Usually see that in mid-late August.

IrishEyes 07-28-2021 12:20 PM

Hummingbirds draining the feeders daily......
 
I came here to post that my hummingbird feeder is the busiest I have seen it since they arrived in May. Apparently others are seeing the same activity. I was thinking this is how they feed before migrating south but it's only the end of July, way too early for this feeding frenzy. Maybe all the rain affected the flowers and plants they normally feed from.

hilltopper 07-29-2021 09:29 AM

It's possible the increased activity is due to babies that have already left the nest and are now fending for themselves.

trfour 07-31-2021 06:48 PM

Well worth the wait DRH, Thank You for sharing!:)

Slickcraft 08-21-2021 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by DRH (Post 359310)
We've got two hummingbird feeders here in Meredith and they are both quite busy. I took the following photo of a male as he approached one of the feeders yesterday.

http://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/...A2JP336XQK8NAJ

https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com...A2JP336XQK8NAJ

very nice and the photo went big time in today's LDS page 2

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DRH 09-07-2021 09:18 PM

September Update
 
Our male hummingbirds left about a week ago but the females are still here. We have at least 4, and probably more, females still actively visiting our feeders throughout each day. It's usually the males who aggressively defend "their" feeders against others wanting to get a drink, but now the females are aggressively defending the feeders and chasing other "intruding" females away. They are drinking quite a bit each day now, likely in preparation for their migration south soon.

Newbiesaukee 09-08-2021 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DRH (Post 361855)
Our male hummingbirds left about a week ago but the females are still here. We have at least 4, and probably more, females still actively visiting our feeders throughout each day. It's usually the males who aggressively defend "their" feeders against others wanting to get a drink, but now the females are aggressively defending the feeders and chasing other "intruding" females away. They are drinking quite a bit each day now, likely in preparation for their migration south soon.

Same situation here. Have not seen any today. Itís a little sad when they leave.

JTA 09-09-2021 05:22 PM

Saw at least one today.

DRH 09-19-2021 10:44 AM

Females Hummers Are Gone Now
 
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Originally Posted by DRH (Post 361855)
Our male hummingbirds left about a week ago but the females are still here. We have at least 4, and probably more, females still actively visiting our feeders throughout each day. It's usually the males who aggressively defend "their" feeders against others wanting to get a drink, but now the females are aggressively defending the feeders and chasing other "intruding" females away. They are drinking quite a bit each day now, likely in preparation for their migration south soon.

Early this past week we had female hummingbirds at our feeders constantly. We recognized several of the "locals" that had been coming to the feeders for some time, but we also saw new birds at the feeders that were likely just passing through. The birds were returning to the feeders frequently, loading up on nutrition.

Last Thursday it appeared that all the "locals" had left and we saw just one or two new birds that were apparently traveling through. On Friday there was no activity at the feeders at all, nor did any birds come yesterday. So it seems the hummers are now gone, at least in our area, and on their way south to warmer climates for the winter.

Marauder 09-19-2021 08:30 PM

One at my feeder today, so a few stragglers.


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