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Old 12-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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This afternoon when I was outside I saw a hummingbird feeding at a few straggling blossoms on one of our Lonicera sempervirens.

Ack!

I've never seen them here this late--we've had several frosts.

Wasn't able to watch for very long, but I will certainly be looking closely now.

Is there any chance it will survive to migrate? Should I be doing anything to help?

This summer we had a couple little lazy hummers who would perch on some twine supports and get up to fly around briefly, be chided by mother, eat some nectar and then perch again. I just assumed they were strengthening their wings, now I'm wondering if this is one of those juveniles who is a late bloomer.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Teresa, I think you should put out sugar water to help it make it's destination. There is someone in my area who has a hummer also. He is feeding it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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The hummingbird in Delaware left yesterday. He had been feeding it for a month
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