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A link....

http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

Be sure to report your first sighting!
I'm hoping mine is within the next 2 weeks!!!


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
Posts: 5095 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks Karen. I just looked on my last years calendar. My scout showed up on april 8th, so guess I have a ways to go. When did your scout show up last year?

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Won't see them up here in the north till late April....

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I think my first sighting was March 3rd...or 5th. But the latest I've ever had to wait was March 15.
My hummer feeders are full & 4 are hanging on the front porch. After the first one shows up I'll hang a couple more...one on the south side & one in back, west side.
There is also a full jug of "juice" in the fridge, got that made today! Big Grin


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OMG! Looks like a couple have been sighted already, one of them fairly close to my house. I'll put out a feeder when I get home and try to get some colorful flowers out, too.


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Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! They have hit the shores! Won't be long now.

My feeders are out and there is a jug of fresh "juice" in the fridge...did that yesterday too!


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Oh goodness! More added today.
FFG, you better hurry with that feeder! Big Grin


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A total of 6 sightings so far! ((thumbs up))


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Coming up the Fl. "finger" coast now...they are coming! Big Grin


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They hit Tallahassee today!


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A lady on the west side of Pensacola had the first Ruby Throat at her house yesterday. My feeder is up, but nothing here. A big flock of yellow rumps this afternoon, though.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
Posts: 6798 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Snow covered so not thinking hummingbirds at all for quite some time! Get some pics you ladies in the south!


"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
 
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None here yet either. I see Jacksonville has been added,


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I wonder why they even come up north?


"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
 
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Such good reports. Yippppp! Nothing here as of yet, but the weather has been very cold.
 
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I don't have any yet either....hopefully by midweek???

We have 2 more mornings in the 30's so maybe after that. And they keep changing our forecast! Roll Eyes


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Always thrilling, even if they don't get to my area for a while. Spring is coming north!!!
 
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FFG - funny about the yellow rumps. I had to look in my bird book the other day to ID one...not sure if they've always been here (doubtful) of if suddenly we have them. Surely if they've always been here I'd have noticed them.

We have robins everywhere...strange how they come and go here....love hearing their happy spring chirps! Now to just have spring!

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The robins have mostly moved on from here. Every couple of days I will see one or two, but not the small flocks I had before.
Most of my warblers are gone and my chipping sparrows keep getting fewer & fewer...so they are moving north!

The ruby throats are going west...into Tx. instead of coming north into the cold!


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Coming faster now folks. Check it out...almost to the middle of Ga. today and another way up in Tx.!


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None here yet, but I keep hoping.


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Nearly to the middle of Al., so heads up gals!


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Looks like one was spotted in the Atlanta area today!!!!!


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The last Alabama sighting looks to be just a wee bit below Huntsville......mine should be here close to the same time as last year. I keep checking the map so that I'll be prepared. I hope they stay south for another couple of weeks since we are supposed to have freezing weather again next week.

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Geez, Sure am glad someone's going to see those little sweeties!. If the weather doesn't change here, we'll be likely not to see them till July!! Temps are 10-20 degrees below normal and it doesn't feel like it will ever warm up.
 
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Moving up! VE they are down at the road...ready to come up your lane! Big Grin


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LOL Karen, I saw...I don't want them to come yet.....it's supposed to be 28 tonight and hopefully in the mid 40's tomorrow. They will freeze to death. However, going to make my sugar water and have it ready just in case I happen to see one. If it stays this cold through Wednesday, most likely I'll have to see it, because I sure won't be outside.

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27 and snow today--they better stay much farther south for a while!
 
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One in Ok. now & up past the half way mark in Ark.! Moving!


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One sighted nearly on the Ark./Mo. line! They are moving up....get those feeders out! Doesn't matter if it is cold or not, they are coming!


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I JUST SAW ONE!!!!!!!

Now to get the rest of my feeders out!

I'm soooo happy!!!!!!! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE!
HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE!
I have a pair of the little darlings, have put out all six of my feeders and as to be expected, they are fighting over them.

I've already reported the sighting!

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I just checked the map again...they are in Tennessee already, but not at my house! I wonder if they got lost? I changed out my sugar water today.

Still looking and hoping.

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One in southern Ill. and one in Md.
I hope the rest of ya'al up that way have your feeders out too!

Some days we have 3, some days 4 and last night DH said there were 6 at one time. So there will be more headed up that way!
They are hitting all the honeysuckles hot/heavy!


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Still early here up by Lake Erie. They won't show until around Mother's Day.
 
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I use this map every year so I can set out a feeder early and tie my shepherd's crook with red fabric streamers so they can more easily spot their old neighborhood for the summer. With our delayed spring, I don't expect to see mine for weeks yet here in Maine.


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I saw our first one yesterday. DH said he saw one last week but this was my first sighting. So happy to see them!

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Well, I still haven't seen one at my house bug guess its time to replace the nectar just in case one gets lost and wanders by!!


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Finally! My scout showed up yesterday - April 6th..two days earlier than last year. When I went to record his arrival on the map, I noticed that they are all over Tn...even close to Ky. Wonder what took mine so long. At least he's here, so the ladies will be arriving soon.

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Yippeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soooo glad you finally got one!


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Now into northern Mo., Md. & N.J. I hope you gals over towards the east coast have your feeders out...Wavie, Patty *****e...who else?


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Oh my gosh Karen...those little guys will be up here in NH in no time at all. Feeder is in the back hall. Will have to try and get it ready early this year. Usually don't see the scouts first though.....
 
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Jan, if they keep coming up the coast, they will be knocking on your door soon! Big Grin
They must not like the weather in Ill. & Ind., they seem to be avoiding that area!

And heads up for anyone in Pa....they are just across the southern state line!


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Saw my first female this morning. I'm surprised the Florida folks haven't spotted any yet.
 
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I think my female had built already. She has been busy at the feeders and won't put up with the males trying to chase her away.


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