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May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The hummingbirds are leaving

I haven't seen very many Hummingbirds the last couple of weeks. They are moving on, and I will be sad to see them go.


Darla said...

Just when I think the Hummers are gone, a swarm of them show back up...I do hope yours are not leaving!!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Already? Ours are still here and very active...we probably have another month of them yet, but we're further north and it took them longer to get here (early May). They're very active and stuff themselves at the feeders and the flowers.

Randy Emmitt said...


I forgot where you live. Here in North Carolina the hummers are very active right now. Yesterday 3 times in 10 minutes they tapped on my window! In recent years we (NC) have had overwintered hummers usually western US hummers.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Super super pictures !!
Funny cause now we're seeing one a few times a day.... was a few times a week.

Kim and Victoria said...

Well I've seen two this morning and I hurried to put out my just cleaned and refilled feeder. I'll be sad when they leave.
Nice pics!

Zoe Ann Hinds said...

It is impossible to provide an exact date by which time hummingbird feeders should be taken down. This will depend largely on where you live.

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lynn'sgarden said...

These are wonderful photos, Keewee! My visitors rely solely on blooms which the garden is kinda dwindling down so maybe we should provide feeders and they'll stay longer.

Jeanne said...

My hummingbirds are still here! Demanding as always. I'm gardening in south central Virginia, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains....I had to refill the feeder again today; they drank me out of house and home and buzzed my head while I was weeding today.

Love your photos!

Jeanne - Seven Oaks

Teresa said...

Beautiful pictures. Ihave yet to see one in my garden although the nectar in my feeder goes down very quickly, so they must show up when I am not looking. Hope I get a glimpse, before it is too late.