This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Queen Creek, Arizona
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Rock Falls, Illinois
Fox Chase, Kentucky
Plum Springs, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pearl River, Louisiana
Harwich Port, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Paw Paw, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
St Paul, Minnesota
Cole Camp, Missouri
Saint Robert, Missouri
Atkinson, New Hampshire
Warner, New Hampshire
Beachwood, New Jersey
Marlton, New Jersey
Woodstown, New Jersey
Himrod, New York
Livingston Manor, New York
Schenectady, New York
Staten Island, New York
Yonkers, New York
Beulaville, North Carolina
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
Cary, North Carolina
Concord, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Gates, North Carolina
Mint Hill, North Carolina
Trinity, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Dickinson, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Bay View, Ohio
Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio
Huber Heights, Ohio
Mount Orab, Ohio
New Miami, Ohio
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Oak Harbor, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mill City, Oregon
Warwick, Rhode Island
Columbia, South Carolina
Georgetown, South Carolina
Irwin, South Carolina
Red Hill, South Carolina
Salem, South Carolina
Starr, South Carolina
La Follette, Tennessee
Cesar Chavez, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Eagle Mountain, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Glenn Heights, Texas
Iowa Park, Texas
Texas City, Texas
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Petersburg, West Virginia
Iron River, Wisconsin
|Positive ||Mrs_Ed ||On Dec 31, 2008, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a) wrote:
These birds are a joy to watch. I am not lucky enough to have enticed them to my garden in the summer (yet). They usually arrive at the end of April for a week or so. I don't see them again until the end of August (until the beginning of October) during the fall migration.
|Positive ||DMgardener ||On Jan 1, 2009, DMgardener from (Daniel) Mount Orab, OH
(Zone 6b) wrote:
This is by far my favorite bird!!! This is the only Hummer that can be spotted in SW Ohio. They like feeding from the following flowers.
*Salvia (ANY. They Love ALL sages!!)
* and Petunia
|Neutral ||DebinSC ||On Jan 2, 2009, DebinSC from Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a) wrote:
Male with red throat, female with white. Female with white tips to tail feathers. Female larger.
|Neutral ||rmoran ||On Jan 2, 2009, rmoran from Pearl River, LA wrote:
It isn't often that you get this many at one time. They are warriors!!!
|Positive ||Malus2006 ||On Feb 12, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a) wrote:
had seen them feeding on beebalms
|Positive ||DonJr ||On Mar 17, 2009, DonJr from Webster, FL wrote:
They eat flies, which works great for us lol. Nectar is like immediate energy for them and easy to make for the feeders ( 4:1 ratio... 1 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar ). Some say to add red food color but we've read that it doesn't really atrract them too much more and may be bad for them. We love to watch them but they do tend to bicker amongst themselves ALOT so keep feeders somewhat separated.
|Positive ||catbird31 ||On May 22, 2009, catbird31 from Harwich Port, MA wrote:
Not having seen any listing for Ruby Throat Hummingbirds in New England I would like to add this area of the US to DG's database. We routinely feed hummers and are located on Cape Cod, MA. Although there were a few earlier sightings in our area, our first 2009 sighting was a male on May 2 with a female making an appearance a few day later. For NE and NY State info, nehummer.com is an excellent research-based site. Their Summer 2007 news includes photos and text of banding procedures done by certified banders. Enjoy!
|Positive ||Sceloporous ||On Sep 13, 2009, Sceloporous from Lebanon, PA wrote:
I planted Lobelia cardinalis last fall...they love this plant. Had a male last July, followed by females later on. But they are territorial...will be planting more Lobelia cardinalis in a different location. Have also bought Penstemon pinifolius and Aquilegia caerulea "Red Hobbit." These plants just went into the ground last week. Will see what happens next year.
|Positive ||birder17 ||On Oct 9, 2009, birder17 from Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b) wrote:
Love this bird. So dainty yet aggressive. I had one show up here in MO. the week before Thanksgiving in 2007. The female came to our feeder every day. She was banded while here. I have lots of flowers for them to enjoy. They come here in April and leave about the first week in October. It's always a thrill to see them come in April.
|Positive ||snowflakey ||On Nov 4, 2009, snowflakey from Ethel, LA wrote:
I've been feeding these llittle dynamos for years in several states I lived in. However, 2008 in Louisiana I thought they were off course in their migration we had so many in the fall. (Huricane Gustav had just passed over us). 2009 same thing, I had 4 feeders and filled them 2 times a day! We must be right in their southern migration path. Lasts for 2 weeks, then slows down to a10 or so and after a month they are gone again. We don't see this much activity in the spring.
|Positive ||VaMtnDude ||On May 22, 2010, VaMtnDude from Basye, VA
(Zone 6a) wrote:
These magnificent little dynamos are the only thing that could ever motivate me to do so much hard work gardening! I've been totally fascinated by them ever since I saw my first one as a teenager, and I always spend way too much money growing flowers to attract them each summer! I don't know anything that compares with the thrill of getting to see them up close and interacting with them. (See my profile pic.)
|Positive ||SaberLily ||On Jun 12, 2010, SaberLily from Winchester, VA
(Zone 7a) wrote:
Though they are most easily attracted to red, the hummingbirds in our area seem to easily find purple flowers easily. I had planted catmint for our cats, and even though they had turned up their nose at it, the hummingbirds seem to love it.
Hostas are another favorite due to their tubular flowers, though not quite as attention-grabbing.
|Positive ||jamiew ||On Jul 27, 2010, jamiew from Montgomery, AL wrote:
Here in Montgomery they arrive in March and stay through November. We have between 5-10 each summer that fight each other for our 3 feeders. They zoom right over our heads in their chase. Sometimes 3 separate groups buzzing around after one another and it makes me think of WWII jet fighters. Their voices are pretty clicks, chattering at each other.
|Neutral ||Goombarok ||On Oct 11, 2010, Goombarok from Newport, TN
(Zone 6b) wrote:
Sniff, sniff. Oct. 7 was the last day for our hummers. We'll have to wait until April, I'm afraid, to see them again. Newport TN, 37821.
|Positive ||Chillybean ||On Aug 17, 2012, Chillybean from Near Central, IA
(Zone 4a) wrote:
So? Should I give them a negative rating for all that silly fighting they do? Nah. They are a cute little bird to have around, but it would be nice to have more than one at a time at the feeder.
The first time I heard one it about startled me out of my wits. I thought it was a monster wasp until I actually saw who it was.
We saw both male and female earlier in the year and now we have seen a juvenile male.
|Positive ||FlyGalsMom ||On Sep 10, 2012, FlyGalsMom from Staten Island, New York City, NY
(Zone 6b) wrote:
We have at least 7 hummers having WWll dog fights over our feeders~ I don't know if there is more than 1 male since I only see one at a time but he is highly aggressive and sits in the branches where he can see several feeders @ once and zooms in when the others DARE to land on the feeder perches~I am assuming the rest are females and youngsters~ one has white on it's forehead, which I have not noticed in previous summers~ I put out more feeders to try and stop the male from being so selfish~ so now we have 2 on the west side of the house~2 on the east of the house and two in our backyard and four on each corner of our backyard deck~ I was hoping one for each bird would encourage them to live and let live LOL~ but that "boy" is indeed a handful. ;)
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