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The Hummingbirds Are Gone Now

By SongofJoy
October 24, 2011

It always makes me a little melancholy when I realize that the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have left here on their annual fall migration to southern Mexico, Central America, and even as far away as South America.

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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Sep 22, 2015 11:18 PM CST
Here in NW Missouri, my last sighting last year was October 9 - fer sure passers-thru. I have not noticed any the past several days so ....

I too miss them when they are gone. But I always provide a welcome feeder always filled - only take it down after first frost and put it up a couple of weeks before average first sighting for my area.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
(Zone 7a)
Sep 23, 2015 12:13 AM CST
I'm in Southern New Jersey - saw one 2 days ago.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Sep 23, 2015 4:29 AM CST
North FL here & still seeing them. They generally are gone here around 10/15 but I too leave a feeder up for any who might be late coming through.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Sep 23, 2015 7:54 AM CST
My two are still busy here. They usually don't leave until sometime in October.
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Sep 23, 2015 8:40 AM CST
Still had 2 out of 4 as of yesterday but male has gone south. Assuming that the remaining 2 are the babies, they take longer day-trips as departure day gets near but are always back in late afternoon/early evening.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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