Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Don't leave little hummingbird!

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Sep 12, 2015 1:34 PM CST
I am enjoying and photographing the hummingbirds as I know they will be leaving I had 18 or so in August and now about 6 today.
Here are some of them today!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Sep 17, 2015 5:36 AM CST
They have to go so they can come back and make Spring so ever more wonderful Smiling
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all else is just existing.
Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Sep 18, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Nice pictures Sheridragonfly.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Sep 28, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Amazing pics, Sheri! I know how you feel. I hate to see them leave also.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 29, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Just saw one when I was in backyard this morning - he was few feet away enjoying the red trumpet vine - and zipped above my head. I think there are two that's been here at the feeder. I don't get many so I don't want them to leave either.
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gchrismer
Oct 3, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Gardengus,
Feeling a bit down with hummers leaving, goldfinches beginning to change color, etc. fall is often lovely weather, but I do not care for winter so....yes, why do I live in WI?! Long story but Glare I'm staying.
Anyway, thanks for your statement as that will give me something to look forward to! That and daylily catalogs!

Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Oct 13, 2015 12:05 AM CST
Have not seen one since last week. I leave the feeder up just in case and now have enjoyed watching honey bees fight for a sip. nodding I did see a Monarch yesterday.

But alas, in just a short time even the honey bees will be gone.

And so I eagerly await next spring.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 13, 2015 11:35 AM CST
I'm glad that the Monarchs are still lingering because so far this fall I haven't seen any! Even butterflies are few and far between nowadays. We really need some rain here so that there will be enough nectar plants blooming for the migrating species that need it. I have a hummer feeder up and some days I see a hummer or hummers, some days not.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 13, 2015 11:35 AM CST
I'm glad that the Monarchs are still lingering because so far this fall I haven't seen any! Even butterflies are few and far between nowadays. We really need some rain here so that there will be enough nectar plants blooming for the migrating species that need it. I have a hummer feeder up and some days I see a hummer or hummers, some days not.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Oct 15, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Took down the feeder since I haven't seen them for a few days, but yesterday saw two zipping in my neighbors back yard where my morning glories were climbing onto their tree. 😊 The put a smile on my face.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Becky Panetta
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beclu727
Oct 15, 2015 11:08 AM CST
I am still seeing hummers! This is the latest I've ever seen them here. Saw 2 today chasing each other around the pineapple sage. Didn't get a close enough look to see if they were juvies or females. My feeders are still up and one was drinking from one, too. It was 49 here this morning, but going up to 78.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 22, 2015 9:54 AM CST
I miss seeing the hummers! Surely there will be some later, however!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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