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Hummingbirds swarming #8681393 09/05/22 06:05 PM
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Have two feeders out side front windows of house. All summer long, 5,6-8 regulars. Saturday am, they started swarming, drained six cups of feed. Had to refill this am, and already pulling them down. Will be four on each feeder, 4-6 buzzing near by waiting for there chance to feed. Have never seen this many after feeding for years. Some neighbors are seeing the same. Any one else seeing the same?


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Re: Hummingbirds swarming [Re: cm250] #8681399 09/05/22 06:20 PM
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All but 1 dissapeared from me in Kingston. They moved to you..

Probably 300 geese were heading south this morning.

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I've got 5 or 6 hitting my feeder this past week. That's a few more than normal. I guess they are on the move. Fueling up for migration.

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We went from 6 - 8 to a couple dozen this weekend.


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Probably passing through.


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Swarming like I’ve never seen. So late in year this year too. Weird. Started Friday Franklin County.


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I have about 6 on a regular basis. Just refilled my two feeders and should last a.week or so. Did have more than usual amount of red birds this morning at the bird feeder though.

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Actually, only one male has shown up, and that was this am. The rest have all been female……… most of the time during the summer, it was about half and half as expected. confused2


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Around here it always is this way it seems. They are taking in as much as they can….bout to have to fly a long ways.

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Seen a bunch of ruby throats at our Brookshire property owners house!



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Have 12 swarming one feeder and one sitting guard on the other feeder.

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We had a swarm of them all of a sudden, and a couple days later, no hummingbirds at all. Not one today.


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We have 3-4 all summer, then every year in september, they swarm our feeders they are emptying 3 feeders twice a day right now. Been doing this for years.


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Swarming a few miles south of you as well CM250. I figure they’re on the way south.

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Funny. I hunted yesterday a.m. and came in and filled the 1 cup feeder I've had about 3 max on all summer. Got home from work today and over twice that many were knocking on the windows to refill the feeder. Just happened here today.

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And all but 1 were gone yesterday afternoon.

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Still lots here, have had to refill both feeders everyday. Not the numbers we had a week ago, but still a bunch. Not sure on migration, but May have to cut them off soon. Any advice on migration patterns and time will be helpful if available.


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I’ve had around 30 the past couple of days in Victoria Cointy.

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Numbers way down so far today, guess the cool front ( was 59 this am ), May be signaling them……


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