Great Hummingbird Action Here!

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  1. Stringbanger

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    It's like the Atlanta Airport here. I have been watching hummingbirds all day, and I'm wishing I had a telephoto lens for my Canon. I had a Bloody Mary sitting on a table on the back porch, and my wife and I were sitting there. Several of these little marvels buzzed pretty close to us. It rained for a while too, but that didn't seem to deter them one bit. There's only about 3-4 weeks left, until they start heading south. September 18th is the latest that I have seen them around here. We only see the ruby-throated ones here. How is the hummingbird action in your area?
     
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    I'm so jealous! I put feeders up and get a few, but only a few. In spring when they are migrating through I get a decent amount of visitors and when they head south I'll get more too. I only have about four 'regulars' in the summer though. I love them and want tons but that just doesn't happen. My friend has to practically swat hers away she gets so many.
     
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    Saw a couple while we were kayaking down a river this week, this year's only sighting for us
     
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    I experienced some of that this weekend
     
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    Waiting for them to show up down here. We have feeders out but they will probably show up late this month. On my bucket list to go to Costa Rica and see them. They pass through here on the way.
     
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    I drew the short straw, so it's my turn to behave and get the thread back on track. I usually have a few regular hummingbirds at my feeder. I haven't seen any in my yard this year until this morning. Sole bird checking out my flower beds. Pretty unusual for my place.
     
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    We've been watching at least six (6) of them flitting around for the last week.

    Territorial little critters.

    I'll try to post some photos later.
     
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    And I thought this thread was going to be about setting the action on a Gibson acoustic. o_O

    Here in Central NJ I had feeders out in May and had a few hummingbirds coming to them. But then they just disappeared and I haven't seen any since.

    Some friends who live maybe 5 miles away live in a more open, less wooded area than my house and they had hummingbirds all summer.
     
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    We've had a few all summer in N MI.
     
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    We've had Hummingbirds all summer.
    Have a Hummingbird feeder on our front porch.
    Our 4 Cats flock to the front windows, whenever one shows up.

    Steve
     
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    photos?
     
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    We have hummingbird feeders and try and maintain them properly. We had hummers up until the hot weather hit, I've not seen a one since then. They are fun to watch.
     
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    Read the OP. I don't have a lens to get quality shots, so you'll have to take my word on this one.
     
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    Read the OP. I don't have a lens to get quality shots, so you'll have to take my word on this one.
     
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    Nice man, that sound like a great lazy Sunday to me.
    I have a feeder on my porch with an Anna's that guards it and chases other hummers away! He seriously sits up on the wire hanger and patrols. I've caught him gathering spiderwebs from my porch, so he probably has a fresh nest and is just looking out for his kiddos. I have a few species that (try to) visit though, the prettiest is one with a purple patch on its throat that I only see in summer. The Rubies are here all year.
    EDIT: I literally just took this shot. Here he is on guard, right out my patio door:
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    Winston also goes a bit nuts when I get a visitor on mine. The main hummer that guards it has learned to ignore him, but he still will fly off sometimes when I approach the glass.
     
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    Worked on the patio all day. Took breaks a couple feet from a planter that attracted one hummingbird several times, within 2-3ft. of me. Las visit, he/she fed, zoomed up to eye level with me and hovered like eye to eye within a foot of my face for a few seconds.
     
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    I'm convinced that pound for pound, there isn't much out there more aggressive or fearless than a hummingbird.
     
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    Not aggressive at all, almost like curious of me or thanking me for the meal. Very cool experience.
     
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    I've got a few visiting here in Stl. I put 3 feeders up and there's a bully for each one. I usually spy about 6 or so hovering, screeching or hanging out. Sat out on the porch this morning playing the Uke watching em go. Fun stuff.
     
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