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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Brenda » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:04 pm

I tried to get a photo of one of my feeders during the snowstorm the other day, but I couldn't get a decent one. I thought that it would be a good subject for the "Out of Place" challenge. :lol:

I'm rather surprised that I haven't seen any yet. Any day now, I'm sure...
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Brenda » Tue May 04, 2010 11:52 am

They're here!
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Kelly » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:24 pm

Matt wrote:ok
Thanks for the reminder. I'll see if I can find my feeder. I have the new long lens, I may as well try to use it.


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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Matt » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:33 pm

I have horrible luck with birds. I had the feeder out... have seen them... no camera ready... then now the season is pretty much done with.
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Brenda » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:29 pm

Oh no. You have until the beginning of Sept.!
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Kelly » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:10 am

I'm starting to think maybe the males have already started their trip south. Have only seen females/juveniles at our feeders over the last 3 or 4 days! :cry: Anyone else seeing the same?
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby JPaige » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:53 pm

Males do leave first but It seems a bit too early to me. I see them the most during mid August through early September as they are loading up on nectar to help power them across the Gulf of Mexico. I'd be posting photos but the new Flickr doesn't let me do links...
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Kelly » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:11 pm

Yeah, I thought it seemed early too, Joel......but I've taken literally thousands of photos of them over the past week - at all times of day.....and not a single (adult) male since Saturday! :cry:

I'd love to hear if you spot one!
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Kelly » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:23 am

Finally saw a male this morning.....but there's no sun so the stalking will have to wait. ;)
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Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Postby Brenda » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:35 am

They also use spider webs to "glue" their nests together, though that's certainly not the case at this point in the season.
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