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FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

Just caught sight of him at the feeders. I THINK it was a male but it’s difficult to see his neck the way the sun was hitting.

 

I’m in north central NJ, so this is just a bit early.

 

SO GLAD I was in the kitchen!!!!!

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

Thanks for the info.  NYS today best day of all - 60 and sunny.  Something told me to get the feeder up.  One year I thought it was too early and a hummer arrived flying all around the hook.  I felt terrible!  I like to be early - no leaves on trees yet and easy to see.  I really don't expect them for another 15 days but hate to disappoint them.  Thanx again

P.S. 2 wks ago happened to be in kitchen - first time ever ever here - - saw  a beautiful male pheasant  eating under bird feeder- unbelievable! 

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

They are such fun to watch. Ours arrived here in North Ga about 3 weeks ago. 

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

I'm in Missouri, haven't seen any yet, but I brought my feeder upstairs so it will be a matter of minutes if I seen one, till the feeder is out. Otherwise I will most likely put out the feeder on Friday. Love watching the hummers.
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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

I think "mine" are here, in the Piedmont of VA, but they are nesting (keeping a low profile).  I've seen them from the corner of my eye and have the feeder out and freshly filled.

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

@violann 

 

It probably was a male, since they come first.

 

I saw my first last week, which is about a week early.  Up until last year they came in around April 15.  I could almost set my calendar by their arrival.  Also, I normally got only one for about a week before any more would come.  This year there were two the first day.

 

I’m glad I got my feeders out early.  They’re hungry little guys!  I was rinsing off something with the hose this morning and a small puddle formed.  One hummingbird hovered around and finally came down to sit on the grass near the puddle and took a big drink. It was odd because they’re not usually that calm around people this early in the year.

 

Enjoy!  

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

Oh my!  Sitting in the living room, just looked out the front windows - hummer!  Just now!🌺

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

Mine are here year round---now they are dive bombing and fighting for the females----fill the feeder a few times a week. 

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

Glad to hear that Moondance! I live in north Ga as well and haven't seen any. Send some my way...my feeder is ready!

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Re: FIRST HUMMER!!!!!!

I'm in East TN and saw one two days ago hovering around where my feeder on my front porch usually is.  I hurried and got the sugar water ready and put it out.  I put two feeders out--one on my front porch and one at my kitchen window.  I was just in the kitchen and saw one drinking from that feeder.  

 

I think it's amazing that they remember where to find the feeders from year to year.

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