Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: My hummers are back! (N Texas)

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Name: Melvalena
N Texas (Zone 7b)
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Melvalena
Mar 20, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Storms started last night and they've just let up. Its starting to clear off.

Just laid eyes on my first visitor! Hurray!

A black chin feeding on Coral Honeysuckle vine just outside my kitchen window. We were face to face only inches apart because I was opening the blinds at that window.

It came back a moment later. Glad I didn't scare it off completely.

Yep it saw it close enough and long enough to make an id.
This is the earliest I've ever seen one. In the past everyone around me was reporting sightings and it was weeks before I'd see mine.

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

(maybe they're keeping mum this year so I won't feel so left out?)

I am so happy... From about the end of Sept until I see my first one that's all I live for. I mentally keep track of how many weeks until they're due back.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Mar 20, 2012 5:59 PM CST
not sure I buy it.. but someone in CT reported seeing hummers too

http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html
Name: Melvalena
N Texas (Zone 7b)
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Melvalena
Mar 20, 2012 6:09 PM CST

Anything is possible, especially with this winter being so mild.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
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Onewish1
Mar 20, 2012 6:22 PM CST
I put my feeders & the one blooming agastache I had inside out .. just in case
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 20, 2012 8:43 PM CST
Fantastic news, Melvalena! So happy for you! The spring hummers are here also and the plants are just loving all the rain this year.
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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