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#368006 Apr 13th, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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I thought I had seen another 2013 thread but now I can't find it even using the search button so....

I saw my first hummingbird Tuesday which was April 9th. He had emerald green around his neck.




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I have always seen my first one on April 15th, but it was the 14th last year.
I'm all ready for them! Keep looking out the window constantly at the feeders.


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You'd think with the mild winter that they'd show up a little early this year. I was thinking tonight that I didn't wear my big coat this winter.




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I started seeing them about a month ago,, saw it again today,, I wish I had a camera, I just have my cellphone and I can't grab it and focus in time boohoo


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Emerald green one at my feeder just a few minutes ago,, grin I've seen green ones before But not one This green it looked like it was made of glitter Just Beautiful!


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Diane, that's the way the one flying around my yard looks. I'll try and get a picture. I can't figure out what kind it is.





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my hummers will not come until the first part of next month. I can't wait----in the mean time, I would LOVE to see pics of others' hummers...


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The 16th has now passed and I haven't seen my hummingbirds. boohoo


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They came today! party


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Great news Cindy...they are so beautiful to watch.


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Hey that's the kind I have here Sheri,, Great Picture! clap


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Looks like mine, too...do the males have a red throat?

Went to visit my dad today and he was sitting on the porch in his wheelchair, patiently waiting for a hummingbird to land at his feeder. He said he saw a hummingbird 3 days ago, and the feeder wasn't out...but the hummer kept flying around where the feeder was last year. So, he got the feeder out and was kinda sad that he hadn't seen his hummingbird again.


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Cindy, I am sure the hummers will come back soon so your dad can see them-----


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Cindy, did your birds show up?




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I haven't seen hummingbirds since we had storms and tornado warnings here,, boohoo

of course now that I have a camera they don't show egad


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Mine were gone for 2 1/2 weeks but they are back now....but not all three...just two so far. :(

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Hi Iggygal! wavy Glad to see you stopped in!,, Well since we live in the same area maybe the storms had something to do with it? Glad you're seeing your again,, grin


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Iggygal Hi---good to see you !!!


I have not seen many Hummers of late--that is until last night around 8:15 pm. They were swarming around both feeders as if they were feeding up in preparation to leave for the winter...What surprised me is they were feeding so late at night--- why


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again last night--from 6 pm on to say 8:30, I saw swarms of Hummers....and yet during the day they are scarce.....strange..


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mine hasn't come back yet, UNLESS it's while I'm at work


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Diane, start looking for them really late in the evening--say between 6 & 8:30 pm----that is when mine seem to come out in droves---I have never experienced it like that before...


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my hummers have gone for a while too. They do this every year. They'll be back.




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wellll dang,, I just saw the hummingbird again and forgot to change the water,, boohoo it hope it comes back,, I changed the water


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yea, I have had my feeders down b/c of the severe weather we have been having/were promised. I need to get mine back up as well----perhaps tomororw afternoon--I wish you luck with your hummers.


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I haven't seen any hummingbirds in weeks, until yesterday. There were several at both feeders at 8am when I went to get Lola up. By 8:30 they were gone and I haven't seen any since. Never had a year like this. When they get here in April there are more and more of them all summer until they leave in the fall.


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same here Cindy,, I wonder what is going on,, I haven't seen the one came back since I changed the water, I will continue to change it tho.


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My hummers were swarming really late at night-----Apparently things are all messed up--- I guess there are going to be new "norms" now...???


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Mine were gone for a few weeks but came back today. Guess they've been on vacation.




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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Mine were gone for a few weeks but came back today. Guess they've been on vacation.



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The hummingbirds are fighting over the feeders. They just can't take turns.




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Originally Posted by Bestofour
The hummingbirds are fighting over the feeders. They just can't take turns.


Having that problem here as well.....and I have 2 feeders... why


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Awesome photo, Sheri!

My hummingbirds came back with about a hundred of their friends.
I have to fill the feeders twice a day, sometimes 3 times. I had 5 juveniles eating peacefully at the same feeder the other day, but had taken my camera battery out to put in the stupid clock, so didn't get a picture. boohoo

When I go out to fill the feeders they squeak at me and buzz my head, and as soon as I get the feeder filled and fixing to hang it back up one always lands on it while I'm holding it. They are so precious!


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beautiful picture Sheri WOW


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I usually have lots of hummingbirds, but this year I didn't have as many and I agree, they left for a while but seem to be coming back.

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clap awesome shots of these beauties clap


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wonderful pictures, mj. Thanks so much for sharing them.


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