First Hummer siting in WNY

penny1947(z6 WNY)April 15, 2008

The first siting for WNY has been posted on Lanny's map. If you haven't put at least one feeder out yet, please do so as there isn't much available for those little flying fairies yet and they will need to find nectar sources on their tough journey northward. They have to make it all the way to the northern parts of Ontario and eastward all the way to Nova Scotia. So even if yours doesn't stick around you will be helping them make it to their summer breeding grounds. I have two feeders up .... one in back and one in front.

Penny

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disneynut1977(5b, Sunset zone 42)

Yeahhhhhh, I'm still waiting to see that blurred flash of green. I only have 2 feeders up myself right now. Hope to put 2 more up. I check multiple times during the day when I'm home for those little fairies :)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 7:49AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

and now there are two! Second report looks like southwestern Erie county along the lake. Will post if I can pinpoint either location.

Penny

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 1:06PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

For anyone wishing to follow the migration here is the link to the map

Penny

Here is a link that might be useful: Ruby-throated Spring Migration Map

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 4:46PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

OK the first report came in from Glenville, NY. Is anyone close by? I am still waiitng to find out the exact location on the secnd siting in the southern tier but will report as soon as I find out

Penny

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 10:40AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

OK the 2nd siting yetsterday was in DUNKIRK!

Penny

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 3:24PM
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unmoderated(5)

I don't know if anyone still cares about this, but my parents have 3 or 4 (they aren't sure if one is the same) at their feeder in Otego NY (Otsego County)

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 8:02AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

You or your parents should report the siting to Lanny on the Migration Map and also to Journey North's Field Data

Penny

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 8:27AM
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kareen(z5 NY Renss.Co.)

Hi Penny,
I am about a half hour east of Glenville but nothing near me . On our local exchange site online everyone is talking about it and no one has seen any yet . I did see one last week but it was after a very red tropical hibiscus in Haiti so I guess that doesnt count. It was great to see the little ones again. Kareen

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 4:49PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Kareen,
I really don't think it will be too long now. Most everyone around the country is reporting that theirs are arriving early and hopefully with the nice weather we have had thanks to those southerly tail winds, it will push them onward and upward. The first one arrived in Nova Scotia today so I am ready!

Penny

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 8:24PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Well the first one has been reported in N. Tonawanda but it isn't me. Maybe he stopped over for the evening and is headed to my house today.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2008 at 6:40AM
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