First hummer this year (PA)

bdriver71(z6pa)April 27, 2008

Saw my first hummer right before dark tonight. One day later than last year. Was panicking

because map showed they were around here weeks ago. He was a cutie. Drank forever. YES!!! Happy day here. Can't wait to have the rest return.

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ctnchpr

Most folks are reporting later arrivals this year - my first was a week later than last year.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 10:36AM
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dominidan

bdriver71, send some to levittown. I'm even wearing a red shirt and still nothing.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 4:19PM
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chescobob(z6b SEPA)

The first hummer I noticed in SW Chester County, PA, arrived today. He is quite handsome and he was very thirsty.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 8:52PM
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annld(6B PA)

Nice photo, Bob! I was logging on here to find out when the hummers typically show up in PA. Looks like they're already here. A friend gave me a hummingbird feeder last fall, and I was wondering when I should set it up. I used to live in Texas, where you don't see the hummers till late summer. I used to sit out on my terrace where I had some feeders set up, and the hummers would actually get in my face to check me out. I saw one -- only one -- hummingbird in my garden here in PA last year going for my butterfly bush. Time to put out the feeder!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 9:46PM
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chescobob(z6b SEPA)

Ann:

Last year, a family of 3 or 4 arrived here in mid-Summer although I saw one or two before that. I assume they nested somewhere close by and then found my feeder. They were a delight and it was my first experience with hummers. I had the opportunity to sit with them while they drank and listen to their various chirps. I hope they stay around until its time to head south.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 10:11PM
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bdriver71(z6pa)

dominidan, will do. I used to live in Croydon, near you. I've had 3 so far. My one front yard feeding male has not been around for 2 days so he might be headed your way. Be ready.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 11:01PM
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chescobob(z6b SEPA)

Look who just checked in.

She just arrived, went to the feeder, and planted herself there with her beak in the nectar. She was very thirsty. Its 62 degrees and cloudy here in SW Chester County, Pa.

The male was with her.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 12:41PM
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bdriver71(z6pa)

Great Pics Bob. Could use a camera class from you. I have a digital. Always blurry from their movement. Wow, male and female. That's great. Saw 2 males today but no female yet.
dominidan, keep that red shirt on. I was so bummed by the map showing them here 3 weeks
ago, I was ready to put my sons red jeep up on the sand mound. Elaine

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 6:58PM
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dominidan

bdriver71, we moved here last year. I walked out the back door in June after taking a break from unpacking, and there she was. The most I had at one time was three (possibly four). I'm patiently waiting and not sure when they normally would show up. Yes, send one over.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 7:00PM
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bdriver71(z6pa)

dominidan, my guys always return the last week in April. I put the feeders out at least 2 weeks before, just in case. My males left August 30th, but the female and babies stayed 2 weeks longer. Kept one feeder out after they left till freezing weather for the late ones passing through. Sure some are headed to you. Gave them directions. Let me know when they land!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 7:35PM
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