Hummers

terramadreMarch 31, 2014

The HB showed up right on schedule, March 28. I hang out a feeder about a week prior to this date. The HB has been visiting each day. When I see more than one bird, I hang out more feeders.
The location is East Central AL, Jacksonville, Calhoun County.

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kolet66(7b)

Thanks for sharing this picture! I almost put my feeder up this weekend and changed my mind... Now it's going up for sure.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 9:16PM
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alabamanicole(7b)

Lovely photo!

One of mine went out yesterday. As soon as I see sign of hummingbirds I'll rearrange the bird stuff out back and put the other one out.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 7:16AM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Thanks for the info ! I got on GW today to see if any reports. I almost put mine up last weekend. However I did clean my feeders last week in preparation. I am B'ham so they should be coming through here too.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 10:33AM
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jeff_al

great photo!
saw the first one saturday and put out a feeder. at least 2 are feeding from it this week in lee county.
surprisingly, i first saw them around the 'salmon bells' azaleas rather than the red buckeyes which are also blooming now.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 12:47PM
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terramadre

You may want to check out

Here is a link that might be useful: Bob Sargent

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 5:13PM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Good article. Are they from Clay County or City of Clay in Jefferson County ?By the way, put one feeder up this evening.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 7:34PM
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terramadre

bamatufa,
One article mentioned Clay north of Birmingham.

Last year's "pile up" at the feeders;-)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 4:21PM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Just saw my first visitor.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 7:32PM
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alabamanicole(7b)

I haven't seen anyone yet, but my feeder has dropped more than I'd expect strictly from evaporation two days in a row.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 7:32AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

That's a cool shot, Terra!!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 10:49AM
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alabamanicole(7b)

Hummingbirds in Madison: confirmed!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 10:31PM
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MiKru(7b/8)

Just saw two investigate my regular bird feeder in Opelika.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 1:00PM
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jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)

I have had three this week.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 5:00PM
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beachveggie(9b)

I absolutely love hummingbirds. Our back yard is swarming with them, 10-20 of the sweet little fellas at least. I love them so much that I have one tattooed on me, he is about 8 inches across and he is a ruby throat.
thanks for sharing your photos, I wish I was skilled enough at photography to capture pics of them.

edit to add: just saw this is the AL forum... I saw the word hummingbird and clicked :)

This post was edited by beachveggie on Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 17:17

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 5:15PM
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alabamanicole(7b)

They are hitting my feeders regularly now, but not heavily. All males so far. They may just be passing through but I heard one chattering today, so maybe one has decided he likes the hospitality.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:32PM
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outsideplaying_gw(7)

I got my feeders out over a week ago and finally saw them this past weekend. At least 3, all male. I kinda thought they were feeding but since I'm not home during the day I wasn't sure. DH said he thought he saw some fly by a few days after I put them out. It seems like all the birds are nesting late this year. Even the chickadees and bluebirds.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 11:56AM
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