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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Feb 25, 2018 10:06 AM CST
Here is a new thread for 2018 hummingbird photos. They show up here around the first week of April but they come earlier to other areas...

This picture is from last year.

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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Feb 25, 2018 10:14 AM CST
A little early for hummingbirds here. We'll be prepared when they start to arrive though.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 25, 2018 10:38 AM CST
Hurray! I love hummers! These are some pics from last year. I haven't gotten any of them ID'd so if you know them, please share! Ours come back in May.

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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
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McCannon
Feb 25, 2018 10:42 AM CST
Those are some great pics, Karen. Thumbs up
The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We could learn much from them!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 25, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Thank you! We have a second story deck, and sometimes we sit out trying to photograph them. They're so fast! I need to get my tripod out.
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Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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fwmosher
Feb 25, 2018 10:52 AM CST
TAKING A POLL ON HUMMINGBIRDS HABITS IN YOUR AREA.

In Nova Scotia, only once did I ever have a hummingbird feeder out, which attracted at least two pairs of "hummers" at the same time, with no territorial fighting. Have never witnessed such a phenomenon since!
I know we have all witnessed postings, (not on this forum), of hummingbird feeders "loaded with hummers"! I will accept your actual experience and photos on this question, but if from somewhere else, do not want to know. Just want to know your experience? Cheers!
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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fwmosher
Feb 25, 2018 10:56 AM CST
Karen, I have never seen a "hummer" male, the colour of the one you posted! Please tell me that that is not a ruby-throated? Really exceptional, whatever it is? Cheers!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 25, 2018 11:01 AM CST
I don't know if it is a ruby throated one. We were guessing Rufous, but really have no clue. We normally have 2 feeders out. Each one can get 8 to 10 fighting over a feeder. Here is one pic that isn't very good, but you can see the group.

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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Feb 25, 2018 11:17 AM CST
We start with 2 feeders initially and usually end up with 6, all in relatively close proximity. They are too far away to get really good pics, even with telephoto.
The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We could learn much from them!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Feb 25, 2018 2:10 PM CST
The male in question is a Rufus (Rufus rufus). Here along the coast we have the Allen's which are a sub species ( Rufus sedentarious), aptly named because they don't migrate, whereas Rufus rufus does. I have three feeders out year round.
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Feb 25, 2018 3:18 PM CST
Hummingbirds are very active here as they never leave Tucson. The only time I have ever seen several Hummers sharing a feeder was late in the day when it was extremely cold out . Otherwise it is combat. Whistling
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Feb 25, 2018 3:34 PM CST
They share during migrations as the one that thinks he owns the feeder becomes out numbered, but it is still mostly early morning and at dusk when they need the calories for heat.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Feb 25, 2018 3:38 PM CST
No photos but we have seen swarms of hummingbirds around the feeders as a hurricane blew through this area as a category one. There was no fighting or possessiveness. It was all business.

Otherwise they will NOT share...
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Feb 25, 2018 5:41 PM CST
I've had very good results with the hummingbirds getting along all season long when I put the feeders close together. I've had four feeders hanging together and others not far away. Every year the feeders are arranged a little bit different but from what I've observed, when the feeders are all together they seem to get along better.

I've been putting the feeders out for about ten years now and every year there are more hummingbirds than the last. It must be generations that come back. It started with just two hummingbirds and now there are probably a hundred that show up! Last year we went through 110 pounds of sugar which was a record amount for a year!!

I'll try to find some pictures...
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 25, 2018 7:45 PM CST
That's ok. With only a dozen or so, people are afraid to stand on my porch or patio. They get very nervous when the hummers whizz by close enough to feel the breeze.
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Feb 25, 2018 8:37 PM CST
We have a feeder above the back deck where we sit. Never been attacked yet Smiling .
The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We could learn much from them!
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Feb 25, 2018 9:32 PM CST
Carol there was a good bit of combat on our patio this week! They zoomed all around me, it was duck or get impaled! Hilarious!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 26, 2018 12:36 PM CST
Linda, I hear that! It does make me happy to wear glasses. Over the years, I've gotten used to it, but guests always duck. Hilarious!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 26, 2018 12:41 PM CST
Our hummies don't usually arrive until around mid March so just waiting here.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Moon Gardener Herbs Seed Starter Tomato Heads Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener
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wildflowers
Feb 26, 2018 12:45 PM CST
It does seem like a good idea to be on guard while the little hummers are zooming around like darts! Hilarious!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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