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Feb 16, 2021 10:59 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Time to start a new thread since Hummers are showing up for some.
Winter visiting Male Ruby-throated in my garden.



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Feb 16, 2021 11:03 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Sherri, thank you for the new thread with such beautiful photos! Lovey dubby Thumbs up

I'm looking forward to visitors soon... they should be here the first week of April. Hurray!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Feb 16, 2021 11:07 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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Beautiful!
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Feb 16, 2021 11:11 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Thank you Christine and SoCal, not sure where that male will eventually go, he's just a snowbird. I usually get a couple females in early spring that hang around for a few months.
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Feb 16, 2021 1:09 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Thank you for the new thread Sherri. Lovely pictures of your mail hummingbird and you never know he might hang around and make the acquaintance of those girls that you get.
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Feb 21, 2021 7:08 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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flaflwrgrl said:Thank you for the new thread Sherri. Lovely pictures of your mail hummingbird and you never know he might hang around and make the acquaintance of those girls that you get.


That would be fun. Lovey dubby
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Mar 11, 2021 2:33 PM CST
Georgia (Zone 8a)
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I put up our hummingbird feeder today. So begins the waiting game! Hurray!
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Mar 11, 2021 2:57 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Hurray!

They never leave here so get to enjoy them all year long. Smiling
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Mar 11, 2021 3:05 PM CST
Name: Bria
Northern VA (Zone 7a)
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I was just wondering when I should put my feeder out here in Northern VA. I hung one last year for the first time, but didn't put it out til later in the summer. I read I'm supposed to put it out before they show up.
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Mar 11, 2021 3:07 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Have you seen any of them yet, Bria? If so I would hang it then, but I really have no knowledge of Virginia so cannot help much.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Mar 11, 2021 3:21 PM CST
Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Bschmuck said:I was just wondering when I should put my feeder out here in Northern VA. I hung one last year for the first time, but didn't put it out til later in the summer. I read I'm supposed to put it out before they show up.


I read online, for VA, mid April. But, you could do it start of April in case they're early. nodding
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Mar 11, 2021 3:24 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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According to the Audubon site, you should expect hummingbirds to arrive in the northeast by late April.
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Here in north Texas, there are usually sightings at the end of March but like clockwork, I will see them the first week of April. Smiling
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Mar 12, 2021 9:29 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Mine stay all year, but if yours are migratory, a feeder would make a great food stop for them...whether they stay or not.
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Mar 14, 2021 9:09 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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I haven't seen my male now for a good two weeks, guess he's moved on. These were the last photos I got of him, would sit on that branch every night and watch the sunset. I usually have a couple females this time of year, but so far haven't seen them yet.
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Mar 14, 2021 2:51 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
Sherri that second picture made me feel like I could actually touch the Hummingbird. Excellent photo! Smiling
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Mar 14, 2021 3:04 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Beautiful, Cheri.
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Mar 15, 2021 6:37 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Thank you all, I miss seeing him, wondering where my females are, hope they still show up.
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Mar 16, 2021 12:49 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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All these great photos are making me really antsy for spring to get here when I can start planting containers for the hummingbirds and the perennials start flowering. Right now I'm just at the indoor seed-starting stage with a little snow on the ground.
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Mar 16, 2021 4:24 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Well, mine arrive fairly late. I usually hang my feeders up mid April, but don't get my fist one until late June.
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Mar 16, 2021 5:30 PM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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I put mine out and so far actually saw one hummer on it.
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