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HUMMINGBIRDS

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I took mine down a little while ago. Had my last bird late Monday and didn't see any since . I'll give it a week after my last sighting before I yank them down .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, hummingbirds.  The ruby throat breeds here, but 5 other species have been recorded in Massachusetts, Rufous, Black-chinned, Calliope, Allens's, and Broad-billed.  Those 5 are probably rare vagrants.  

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5 hours ago, isleomaniac said:

Yes, hummingbirds.  The ruby throat breeds here, but 5 other species have been recorded in Massachusetts, Rufous, Black-chinned, Calliope, Allens's, and Broad-billed.  Those 5 are probably rare vagrants.  

Really interesting.

 

I'm really into birds, and had no idea other species of hummingbirds ever visited our area.

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Our last was Sunday.

No feeders but good numbers on our plants this year.

 

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It's ok, the cool kids are in town,  passing through heading South

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10 hours ago, isleomaniac said:

Yes, hummingbirds.  The ruby throat breeds here, but 5 other species have been recorded in Massachusetts, Rufous, Black-chinned, Calliope, Allens's, and Broad-billed.  Those 5 are probably rare vagrants.  

I had a Rufous sided hummingbird at my feeders like 14 or 15 years ago. It hung around till dark. Next day it was reported in Framingham or Natick . A few days later it was found down the Cape. Can't recall where exactly though . Story was it hung there for a week or two then kicked rocks. Probably continued migrating east and ended up in the drink . I guess that birds internal compass was messed up and went east from the west coast all the way. Not common for that to happen but not overly rare either . 

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Thought we were done, but this one showed up this AM .

It was feeding in the flower boxes on the deck on and off all day, right through the storms.

 

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Had one at the feeder a few minutes ago.Took a good drink and was gone.I'll leave the feeder out for another week.Great picture.:th:

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We brought our feeders in today, they hadn't been touched for several days. Cleaned them, and put away till next year.

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Still seeing them here in Maine as of this morning.  For you guys south of here I would leave them out for another couple of weeks. 

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The large female was gone today, but this young male showed up and was feeding all day.

We have several of these plants, they've been on them all summer.

 

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On 9/25/2022 at 9:58 PM, Plug and teaser said:

The large female was gone today, but this young male showed up and was feeding all day.

We have several of these plants, they've been on them all summer.

 

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Dumb question, and I suppose I should know this.

But how can you tell it's a young male?

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