Just spot a hummer came to feed

Sara_in_phillySeptember 21, 2013

I haven't seen a humming bird for weeks now, but today a female humming bird came to feeder twice. I quickly put fresh sugar water out. Don't recall seeing a humming bird this late in the season before. I live in philadelphia suburb, zone 6.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mehitabel(z6 MO)

Hi, Sara. I'm in zone 6 St Louis. I still have at least two (seeing chases every day). Keep that feeder up!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 8:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I will, mehitabel! Saw a female hummer at feeder again today. Don't know if it's the same one.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 3:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Sept. 25. The female hummer came to feeder again. This is really late, is she everbgoing to migrate?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 7:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mehitabel(z6 MO)

Sara, last year I had a little guy who stayed til the third wk of October. The nights were near freezing. I think they leave when they are fat enough to have the strength to keep going til they find new food.

The littlest ones, born in a second breeding are the likeliest ones to be still hanging around. But because they're the littlest, they need our help even more, I figure.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 5:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wisprairiedog(4b / S. Wis)

Last hummer I saw was Tuesday morning, Sept. 24 here in Sun Prairie WI. They have been really busy in the past couple of weeks at the feeder. I was even able to shoot some video of two females at the feeder at the same time. Unheard of with the birds in my yard. Usually if one is in the feeder and another one comes along they chase each other around until the "top dog" wins out for feeding privileges. I'll keep the feeder out for a while in case some other migrating hummers come along and need a meal.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 8:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Ants all over hummingbird feeder
New to N Calif, have many hummingbirds nesting in our...
Garden Web Refugees??
I was just wondering about the low activity level,...
Just checkin' in
I'm trying to like this "Houzz" thingy, but...
Just dreaming of what`s to come on this frosty (0 F)...
shillanorth Z4 AB
Humer feeder too low so I dumpt it out to refill and...
Sponsored Products
Rust Rania Jute Rug
$24.99 | zulily
Courtyard Red and Bone Runner: 2 Ft. 3 In. x 10 Ft. Rug
$59.07 | Bellacor
Serena & Lily Sun Pillow Cover
Serena & Lily
Juno Pendant Lights 1-Light Pistachio LED Pendant Kit Tall Cone PKL312PISTACHIO
Home Depot
Fitzgerald Ottoman - Cordova Eclipse Gray
Joybird Furniture
Dinsmore Turquoise Porcelain Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Colonial Mills Gravel Bay Storage Basket - 18 diam. x 12 in. - GM11A018X018
$93.99 | Hayneedle
Outdoor Security Lighting: Solar Goes Green Alternative Energy Solar Super
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™