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Will there be a map of North America as the Hummers fly back down south? We still have the Annas here. They are now getting ready for the Fall/Winter season here. I had some all Winter last year and Friends here in Ladysmith have been feeding them all Winter for years.
It was peak migration week in Texas, where hummers stacked up and waited for the weather to change. Hummingbird numbers dwindled in the north, but almost 1,000 people reported their presence. Are you still seeing hummingbirds?
DO NOT report if your hummingbirds are gone!
Unless you can tell us the date you saw your last hummingbird, please don't report. Otherwise our map will show hummingbirds are still present at your location.
van, I also report on Journey South. It is a great site and you don't need to be intimidated by the fact that they ask who your teacher is. Just ignore that part. I also report on Journey North in the spring.
I just love that video Mrs Ed! The only problem is that it reminded me of my 20 plus missing hummers this year. I just hope they'll take their usual route next year and stop off at our home-where they belong!
I took this photo a few days ago while watching this Anna's grab bugs while flying around the top of a 50 ft. pine tree.
For all the hummer lovers out there: This is a pretty cool video link about a young man who nurses an injured baby hummer back to health. The relationship between the two is heart warming. It's a three minute clip, but time well spent.
Happy to hear you're seeing so many hummers Deep. I'm with Mrs. Ed. Some of our Anna's migrate to Mexico in the fall (the older ones sometimes stay here year round)and judging from the gorget colors, these are male and female Anna's.
Thanks for the wonderful link to the rescued hummer. I loved it!
Thanks Mrs Ed, ducbucln. The more I see these guys the more I think that they are the Anna's. We have hummer all year round, but I'm not sure if it's the same group, or different migratory waves. I'll pay more attention this year.
Just looked at my calendar and decided it is time to get the feeders out of storage. Had at least one over the winter but it would not come to the feeder. Friends in the area have had visitors all winter long at their feeders. It is the rufous that I am expecting shortly.
what beautiful photos you take. my feeder is located a foot and a half away from patio door. all i can do is enjoy them from inside of door and dare not move, so i can watch them longer...so have no idea how i can take a picture...with glass between us...they are so delicate and pretty.