The Hummingbirds are back

joeinmo 6b-7aApril 25, 2013

Seen 2 male Rubys at my feeders today in Springfield area.

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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Thanks Joe! I still need to put out my feeders. There isn't much blooming for them in my yard unless they would settle for redbud blooms or creeping phlox....or dandelions. : ) plenty of those.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 10:46PM
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gldno1

I finally got the feeders out and now need to fill them. Nothing blooming here except lilacs, lunaria and the redbuds...some fruit trees.

I see the blasted starlings are nesting in the Martin house again. We need to take that down quickly and clean it out.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 8:52AM
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mosswitch

Native columbine is blooming here, the hummers love that.

Sandy Op

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 3:10PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I used to have a couple native columbine plants. It should be tough stuff but mine disappeared for some reason. I think I have some seeds. I should dig them out and see if they will germinate.
My red honeysuckle has buds and red buckeye does too so those will both be blooming soon for the hummingbirds.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 4:16PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I heard one this evening when I was watering some dry plants. I didn't look to see what it was on but it was in my red buckeye area. I have crab apples, viburnum, columbine blooming. I will take some pictures even though you will see my weeds.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 8:51PM
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gldno1

We saw our first one on Sunday but it didn't stay around long.
I have the feeder up; still don't have much blooming but an apple tree, the redbud and lunaria.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 5:30AM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

Saw my first one here in Springfield last evening. Just got my feeder up Saturday after looking at this thread. Don't know much about what kind but it was grey with a red neck and dark head. Really cool to watch as it ate and then flew back into a nearby tree.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 11:28AM
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joeinmo 6b-7a

dirtguy, it was a Ruby Throated Male

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 9:55PM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

thanks joe. I looked it up and found out what it was from the pictures. All I know it was way cool.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:34PM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

thanks joe. I looked it up and found out what it was from the pictures. All I know it was way cool.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:35PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Watch for the males doing the pendulum dance for the ladies. You can hear the dance before you spot the bird.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 12:45AM
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joeinmo 6b-7a

I have 3 little females trying to keep warm, one slept under an open umbrella near the house. warmed up food for them a couple time today.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 10:57PM
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