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linrose 04-16-2013 06:53 PM

Hummingbirds 2013
Saw my first one today! I need to get the feeders up. Anyone else seen hummers yet?

recurve 04-16-2013 07:23 PM

None here yet! I meant to get my feeders up last weekend but never got to it.

Viceroy 04-17-2013 09:01 PM

Mine show up in April like clock work.

Viceroy 04-17-2013 09:12 PM

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here are some from a recent trip.

linrose 04-18-2013 05:26 AM

Stunning photos Viceroy! I never knew there were so many different kinds of hummingbirds. The second one with the tuft is so cool looking! You must have had an exciting trip.

I did get a feeder up yesterday for the one lone male that's checking out the digs. Luckily I had just bought some columbine and he visited them still in pots on the deck. I've been wanting to plant some red buckeye just for them, I'll have to put it on my wish list.

Viceroy 04-18-2013 10:39 PM

That is an Antillean crested humming bird, in Dominica. It was great.

Equilibrium 04-19-2013 03:34 PM

Viceroy!!! Awesome photos. I've never seen a hummer like that before anywhere in the US. Way cool photo by the way..... it almost looks "cooked" but I know it's not since I've gotten some photos accidently that look like that over the years. We won't get hummers showing up around us for at least another month or so.... maybe a little longer since it's been an unseasonably cool spring so I envy you.

turttle 04-21-2013 06:07 PM

I saw my first female ruby throated hummer today, at red salvia. The saying is that they arrive when the red buckeye blooms, so they should have been here for about a week now.

Helianthus 04-30-2013 10:04 AM

I'm still waiting to see any here in Northern Virginia. They usually show up around the third week of April in my experience.

linrose 04-30-2013 10:20 AM

I guess they were a little thrown off by the cold fronts the US has experienced lately which make them a bit late in returning this year.

We now have a second male show up which makes for some pugilistic behavior at the feeder. The Carolina jessamine has gone by but the columbine is still blooming. Early phlox is also blooming. I always mean to put up another feeder to stop the fighting, and I have in the past, but now I'm down to one feeder until I get another one. No females yet.

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