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Dorchester, SC

September 14, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #7062635

We have watched 20 or so hummers over the summer in SC. Now we are down to 2 or 3, so they have already left for warmer climates. I have heard (or read) that they sometimes hitch a ride on larger birds for the long southern trip. Any truth to that?


Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #7062651

No, there is not. I guess the myth comes from when a goose was shot and when it fell to the ground, out came a hummingbird. However, since then there has been no evidence to prove that's the case.

Here are other hummingbird myths

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