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#11986750 - Yesterday at 06:26 AM Right on time...First Hummiebird
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Registered: 05/23/03
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Loc: Ogden, Utah
Saw our little male Black-Chinned hummie yesterday. He's been here a while, judging by the slowly dropping liquid in my feeder, but yesterday was the first I've laid eyes on him. Saw him again this morning, right back on his favorite surveillance perch in my yard.

I have three feeders and a small sack of nesting materials hung out in anticipation of a new brood this year. Can't wait!
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#11986781 - Yesterday at 06:40 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 05/11/16
Posts: 2025
Loc: Blaine County, MT
Lucky!

Only time we see a hummingbird is when they are lost.

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#11986804 - Yesterday at 06:49 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: Jim_Conrad]
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Registered: 01/19/10
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Loc: Willamette Valley, Oregon
I have them all year long. I bring the feeders in overnight when it freezes.





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#11986811 - Yesterday at 06:51 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 01/11/02
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Loc: Northern Colorado
I saw one last year, crossing my back yard like a bullet.
Still I have a feeder out and hope some show up. My fruit trees are starting to show flowers so maybe some will be attacted
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#11987222 - Yesterday at 11:19 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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If you have fruit trees and a feeder, they'll find you, Tracks.
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#11987232 - Yesterday at 11:25 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 10/12/09
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Loc: Saratoga County, NY
Good for you! I'm still waiting. Hung my feeders out last Saturday, nothing yet. I usually don't see them until after the first week of May though. They sure are a welcome sight!
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#11987274 - Yesterday at 11:44 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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This is an older photo, but there's our little guy.

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#11987369 - Yesterday at 12:47 PM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Nothing here yet. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of Mickey's little friends.
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#11987967 - Yesterday at 05:42 PM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Fer goodness sakes, RR, you coulda said first hummer of the spring.
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#11988377 - Today at 02:27 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 02/25/04
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Loc: Indiana
Our first one showed up yesterday, and hit the feeder mama put out 4-5 days ago.

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#11988516 - Today at 04:42 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: jaguartx]
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Registered: 05/23/03
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Loc: Ogden, Utah
I once titled a thread "My First Hummer" and got a lot of semi-humorous comments - from disappointed voyeurs. So I gave them the bird.
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#11988630 - Today at 05:40 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 08/31/02
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Loc: Arkansas
Glad yours have arrived. Mine have been here a few weeks and I do enjoy them. Keeping the ants out of the feeder is the only problem that I have. I don't mind mixing the sugar or anything else about it but the ants. Of course I have a big ant problem anyway. Every kind that you can think of from tiny ones to large black and large red ones. Even got fire ants. Not many yet but they are here. I try to keep them knocked back, but I can't wipe them out. miles
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#11988649 - Today at 05:50 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 01/14/15
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Loc: The RED part of MD
I was thinking about this the other day that it's time to put the feeders out. April is when they show up here. I love to watch the mid air dog fights.

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#11988686 - Today at 06:13 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: StoneCutter]
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Registered: 05/15/05
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Loc: Maryland :(
We put our out at the camp in WV last weekend. No one showed up but I'll bet next weekend they're there.
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#11988696 - Today at 06:17 AM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 10/05/04
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Loc: Atlanta
Saw our first last week. As far as nesting materials, they have an endless supply here as my elkhounds shed.
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#11989885 - Today at 04:04 PM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 07/24/03
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Loc: Blue Ridge mtns, late Denver a...
The 'passing thru' birds came a few weeks ago. Our regulars have been fighting over the feeders for a couple weeks.
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#11990145 - Today at 05:57 PM Re: Right on time...First Hummiebird [Re: RockyRaab]
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Registered: 11/27/02
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Loc: Either Texas or Idaho
Funny thing, for us at least. Our birds here in Texas constantly fight and run one another off, seven acres and two feeders. There is never two at one of the feeders. When we are at our place in north Idaho with twelve acres and two feeders, they all seem to get along. Multiples at a given feeder. ???
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