hummingbird patrol

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by joan from zone six, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. joan from zone six

    joan from zone six Well-Known Member

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    so far in my area of zone 6 still no hummingbirds - let's hear it from all the observation posts in zones 7, 8, 9 and 10 - have you seen the little buggers yet?
     
  2. B Adams

    B Adams Well-Known Member

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    Had the first male hummer show up saturday, have plenty of flowers blooming for them, but have not decided to put out feeders just yet. We usually wind up with at least 100 or so in the summer. We are in zone 8. B Adams
     

  3. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    purple martins have arrived to zone 7, no hummingbirds yet, however.
    Those interested in birds may enjoy this site http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/
     
  4. kathy H

    kathy H kathyh

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    Zone 7 in california, yes we have hummers for the last three weeks.
     
  5. PonderosaQ

    PonderosaQ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Zone 7 in VA No sign of hummers yet. Just as well it was 70 on sat and snowed yesterday. It's 14 degrees now. Those birds are better at knowing when spring is here than all the meteorologists.

    PQ
     
  6. Ky gal

    Ky gal Well-Known Member

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    I too have been tracking for hummers. Can't wait, it's a passion.
    They are my special summer eye treats. Check out this web page from
    hummingbirds.net http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html ;)
     
  7. KrisW

    KrisW Well-Known Member

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    Zone 9 here, saw the first ones on Saturday, heard it before I saw it.
    That buzzing sound of wings, nothing else like it!

    Kris
     
  8. stumpyacres

    stumpyacres Well-Known Member

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    My friend told me april 16. She thought it was bunk - but proves to be right every year! Zone 7 central Va,
     
  9. Homesteader

    Homesteader Well-Known Member

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    Well my gang of usuals are very late, should have been here two weeks ago. So far there is only one single bird. Guess they're having too much fun wherever they are!! Zone 7 here.
     
  10. Shrek

    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member

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    7A / 7B none yet, but the feeders are ready
     
  11. Little Quacker in OR

    Little Quacker in OR Well-Known Member

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    :) Well, the male rufous hummers arrive first and the first one was at my feeders about 12 days ago...by that ridiculous USDA zone hardiness map we are about 8a...on the much more accurate(for those of us in the West)map of the Sunset Western Garden Book we are zone 6. The females are just now showing up. In another 2 weeks or so the tiny little calliope hummers will show up and then "there goes the neighborhood!" LOL

    LQ
     
  12. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Zone nine...heard and saw first hummer today.
     
  13. Jayco

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    Hey everyone I have been reading the board for a long time now, but this is my first post been reading a lot.

    I had something happing to me this winter that I am very excited about and sense you all are talking about Hummingbirds I thought I would shear it with you.

    My home is in Birmingham Alabama and I had the very good luck to have several Hummingbirds winter over with my wife and I.

    I have documented by the Hummingbird Study Group (Mr. Bob Sargent) located in Clay, Alabama. We had at least one of the flowing birds stay with us this winter, Rufous, Allen’s, and Calliope he was not able to band these birds but was able to identify them. He was able to capture and band one Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Immature male #5000N07534 one Jan 13, 2004) this is very rare and has never been seen before. We had a cold winter hear this bird stayed with us all winter and is steel hear I had to bring in the feeder at night because of freezing temp. At night.

    I just thought some of you might like to hear about it.
     
  14. rio002

    rio002 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all Zone 5 here and have yet to see a hummer, feeders have been up for about a week, and usually they beat me to it. We have been having great weather high 50's to mid 60's for a few weeks but also had high winds--wonder if that slowed them down? I think we usually get Annas Hummingbirds and Rufous if I remember right. Can't wait to see them, even though they chase me down when I get behind in their feeders.:)
     
  15. MelissaW

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    Here at our place (zone 5), we don't usually expect them until mid-may. I don't really have to worry about remembering to put the feeders up, though. If I'm late, the little boys (boys always seem to arrive first) buzz up to the window and look in at me as if to say, "HEY LADY! We're hungry here!". They must have a heck of a memory!
     
  16. southerngurl

    southerngurl le person Supporter

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    Zone 7 (NW MS) and I haven't seen one yet, but don't usually see them until about June because they're all over at my neighbor's house enjoying her massive flower beds and feeder! :p
     
  18. Ragamuffin2004

    Ragamuffin2004 Well-Known Member

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    Zone 8b - north Florida. We saw our first of the season about 1 week ago. He buzzed me several times as our feeder is right next to the rabbit cage.
     
  19. crashy

    crashy chickaholic goddess

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    Zone 8 have heard a few of them in the last few weeks
     
  20. NativeRose

    NativeRose Texas Country Grandma

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    There were two here yesterday. Lots of crimson clover and other flowers blooming. I need to fill my feeder.