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 Post subject: Re: Missing Hummers
Post Posted: Sep 17, 2017 9:54 pm 
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We've got a couple young females left here in Elk Falls...wonder how long they'll stay?


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Post Posted: Sep 18, 2017 7:58 pm 
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I think the party's over here. Saw just one (I think) many times on Friday, but none over the weekend or today.

Time to tune up the plow truck.

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 Post subject: Re: Missing Hummers
Post Posted: Sep 19, 2017 7:20 am 
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Still have a couple females this morning at 8900 feet in Conifer.


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Post Posted: Sep 19, 2017 8:25 am 
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Last night one dive-bombed me at 7,500 feet in Pine. :)


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Post Posted: Sep 21, 2017 5:32 pm 
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the stragglers will need that sugar boost this weekend - i will have some fresh for the cold, maybe freezing, weekend weather

i still have two, maybe three (unless she split today)


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Post Posted: Sep 22, 2017 8:14 am 
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Thank you Wildgoose2, I will also replenish my feeders for the stragglers for this weekend,great thinking! I had hawk moths here last night, they look so much like hummers.


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Post Posted: Sep 22, 2017 8:21 am 
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good article


When Hummingbirds Migrate
Several factors affect hummingbird migration and when exactly these small birds set forth on their long journeys. The most important factor that determines the timing of hummingbird migration is daylight: the amount of daylight and the angle of the sun relative to the bird's location.


Total Migration Distance: The further hummingbirds have to migrate, the sooner they start their journey. The rufous hummingbird, for example, has the longest migration of any hummingbird species – traveling between Mexico and Alaska – and may begin migrating long before other hummingbird species are traveling.

https://www.thespruce.com/when-is-hummi ... ion-386451


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Post Posted: Sep 23, 2017 7:59 am 
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Hadn't seen any in a few days, and to my surprise this morning a hummer shows up to feed followed by 2 more! A group traveling together? For the chilly weekend ahead I just made some fresh juice with 3-1 instead of the usual 4-1 ratio.


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Post Posted: Sep 24, 2017 7:40 pm 
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I live in about 11/2 miles down Foxton Rd. towards the Platte, been up here about 25 years. I think we had a noticeable less amount of hummers this year compared with previous years. I still have a few visiting the feeders so I will leave them up.

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Post Posted: Sep 25, 2017 6:16 am 
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Don't seem to have any hummers at all but my Robins are still hanging around.


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Post Posted: Sep 30, 2017 5:02 pm 
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I had a single female here today. We still have plenty of wildflowers and flowers in the garden. She enjoyed the geraniums and stopped at both feeders.


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Post Posted: Oct 1, 2017 4:54 pm 
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i still have one also - had 2 during rainy weather, but back to one now

and of course, the two were fighting!


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