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Picture of Florida Farm Girl
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I put up two feeders today and within about 2 hours, there she was, just feeding away. She came back several times during the afternoon. Hopefully, there'll be more tomorrow.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6200 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I just saw a Hummer out the kitchen window!!!!
I thought it was a bug again, of course, but it was pretty big for a bug. It was by my neighbor's big tree and an insect would have been much smaller than that. I guess I should buy a Hummer feeder next year! I never saw them before, this year was the first time!
 
Posts: 2230 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We had two about a week ago. I think they were leaving town. lol
 
Posts: 4763 | Location: zone 7, West Texas | Registered: Feb 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My population is still varying each day....5 yesterday but only 3 this morning unless they are coming in shifts.
And I need to fill all 6 of my feeders today. We have just a tad bit cooler weather coming next week...so they may be on the move more then.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
Posts: 4305 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We had two about a week ago. I think they were leaving town. lol


They did leave town ~ they came to Joisey!! Wink
 
Posts: 2230 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Their behavior has changed this week. One of them sits on the end of the shepherd's hook that holds the feeder. He (? young male?) keeps the others away but doesn't necessarily drink much himself. Before, they only dive-'b o m b'ed each other, but none actually had perched in a guard position. Funny little creatures, aren't they?
 
Posts: 4341 | Location: zone 6b, Missouri | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have 6 feeders and the males are the ones who will "guard" the feeders. I don't know what they are guarding. I don't have the numbers I did have early this summer, but I do know they are getting ready to migrate and I'm in a 'fly zone'.
 
Posts: 3139 | Location: Holly Springs, MS USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You sure are in a fly zone, Barb. How did the hummer festival go over the weekend?


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6200 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The festival is always the first weekend AFTER labor day. The festival is this weekend and I know it is going to be great!
I'll try to remember to take my camera!
 
Posts: 3139 | Location: Holly Springs, MS USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mine are also fewer in number.

 
Posts: 2130 | Location: Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mine are fewer also.........now I know where they are.....they either went north to Wavies or else south to FFGs. Ladies, I want them back!!!!

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Posts: 3172 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hey, there were two here today, a female and a male this afternoon!!!


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6200 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by vera ellen:
Mine are fewer also...... now I know where they are..... they either went north to Wavies or else south to FFGs. Ladies, I want them back!!!! ve


Not to worry sweetie, it's pretty cool this morning, they won't be staying! I opened all the windows & it's really cool. :O I'm sure they will be heading for FFG's feeding grounds if they're smart! Wink (do they stay there all winter?)
 
Posts: 2230 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No, Wavy, they head across the Gulf to Mexico and South America. We will get a few wanderers from the west like rufous and the occasional anna or black chinned who spend the winter, but its a rarity. We'll have a steady stream through here to about mid-October and then they'll be gone.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6200 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Peachy.....that is an awesome picture of your hummer!

I think migration has definitely started....remember my whine about being down to six.....well, yesterday and today I have had the horde back...back to filling feeders twice a day.

Ran into an old(er) friend today in town...She said the Farmers Almanac had predicted seven snows for us this winter. We rarely even get snow, and if we do it's just a dusting. YIKES!

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Posts: 3172 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've only had 3 the last few days. I didn't fill all the feeders only the 4 on the front porch so I know if they are visiting or not.
They have barely gone down since I filled them but I did see the 3 here fighting over the feeders tonight.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
Posts: 4305 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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