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Old 09-06-2018, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Humming birds leaving

I must assume the Hummers have gone south due to the fact that last Monday while standing at the kitchen sink my Hummer flew up, hovered at the feeder then came to the window and hovered for a few seconds. Flying off and not showing up since.

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Old 09-06-2018, 01:17 AM   #2
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Our tiny visitors are still coming to sip at our feeders on East Bear Island. 🍷
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:56 AM   #3
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In Center Harbor we haven't seen them for days. It seems a little early but they have their own clocks.
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:13 AM   #4
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Seems this year was not a good one for them in my area. Only sporadic visits to my feeders by single hummers as opposed to them quarrelling with each other 2-3 at a time last summer.
On the other hand, we have a pair of beautiful, Pileated Woodpeckers that frequent a dying spruce tree near the house so we’ve been treated to their majestic antics and calling up close and personal!
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:03 AM   #5
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I still had them at my feeders yesterday.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:28 AM   #6
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I still had them at my feeders yesterday.
Me to in the southern part of the state, seen a lot of them this past week or so, maybe they are on the move south this week.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:45 AM   #7
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Default Methinks they've said bye bye

It has happened suddenly, but methinks they have left.

I put fresh nectar out last Fri or Sat and we still had our 4 or 5 birds fighting over the feeder. Monday, no activity, save one that came early morning while I was drinking coffee. It stayed for about a minute, and then flew off. Haven't seen one since. Maybe it was one for the road.

I'll wait another day or so, and then call it a season.

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Old 09-06-2018, 11:02 AM   #8
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Had one this am in Wolfeboro .
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:46 PM   #9
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My feeders were being drained daily until sometime last week. Now 4-5 days and they are still half full...
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:56 PM   #10
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Default Hummingbirds Still Here!

As of 5 minutes ago, one was at my feeder. It's slowed down, but the ones that are coming are taking very long drinks! Sad to see them go
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:59 PM   #11
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Watching one on the feeder right now... they haven't flown south yet!
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:19 PM   #12
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Default Still here

We had three of them in the bee balm at one point while we were playing cards on the porch this afternoon.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:53 PM   #13
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Still have one. Spent about 5 mins at the feeder just before dark.

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Old 09-09-2018, 02:54 PM   #14
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Default Still hanging on

Still hanging on... here's one hanging pout on the feeder, having lunch.

As you can see, the wind is really blowing hard. Feeder is almost straight out horizontal . (Sorry bout that! )

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Old 09-09-2018, 07:28 PM   #15
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Default Still going strong

We still have 2pair hitting the feeders...they were here till mid-month last year
so hope they stick around...
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:08 PM   #16
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Still have one. Spent about 5 mins at the feeder just before dark. Dave
Same here, yesterday. He spent a few minutes on a clothesline pin, staring at the chickadees glomming sunflower seeds.

It's not there now, but we had a hummingbird feeder in that spot three years ago!
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:22 PM   #17
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I saw one today. He/she spent quite a long time feeding on a red flower.
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Also had one today
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:27 AM   #19
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Default Stil here

No more fighting over the feeder, but we still have one (?). It goes to the feeder and also flies around the geraniums in the flower boxes on the deck.

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Old 09-13-2018, 03:32 PM   #20
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Saw one at my feeder this morning. But nothing like the dozens of a few weeks ago.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:51 PM   #21
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Default Just saw one at my feeder!

I left both feeders out in case there were still some Hummingbirds in the area. This morning it looked like the liquid had gone down some and sure enough a straggler just showed up at the feeder!
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:45 PM   #22
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Reluctantly took mine down this morning.It is also a sad reminder that the season is about change.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:11 PM   #23
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Default Saw another one today

Another straggler to fly south stopped by today for a drink! Spent some time at the flowers too.
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Another straggler to fly south stopped by today for a drink! Spent some time at the flowers too.
Same thing at our house. I was ready to pull the feeder, hadn't seen one in a few days, then here it was.

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Old 09-20-2018, 09:37 AM   #25
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Yep... heading to warmer climates for the winter!
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:41 AM   #26
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I believe that the hummers in our area winter in Central America. 🌴
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Default Still here

Had the regular pair here last night around dusk. Did have two pair last week but I don't think they will be here much longer.
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