[Tweeters] re: hummers disappeared?

Kristin Stewart kristinstewart01 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 3 22:06:05 PDT 2015


I still have some of each species, males and females, but they are not using the feeders much (previously 2-3 feeders each day). I am seeing them at plants now; the many different salvias, hardy fuchsias, and dahlias in my yard, as well as the crocosmia. I also have many native plants, although most are not blooming now. I think there are now fewer hummers, but it harder to count them as they are not at the feeders so often. I have never had so many as have been here this spring, and they have been pretty ever-present up until about a week ago.

Kristin Stewart
Olympia



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> On Jul 3, 2015, at 7:26 PM, Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz at gmail.com> wrote:

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> My Anna's are gone for the time being, but I have WAY too many rufous with lots of fighting...I counted about ten this morning, and of course there is lots of fighting going on. Three males, so far, and at least seven females and fledglings.

> I don't expect them to stick around too long, but as long as I have all the croscosmia, and other wild flowers, I don't think they will leave for a few days...

> Also, with us being on 7 acres, I've seen butterflies I've not seen before. An orange one, as well as one with black and blue, I never got all the colors, they were really busy....

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> IF I'm fortunate to get any photos I will post, in case anyone can id them for me. Of course the swallowtails are abundant...

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> Vicki Biltz,

> Connells Prairie Road,

> Buckley, WA 98321

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> vickibiltz at gmail.com

> http://www.flickr.com/photos/saw-whets_new/

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>> On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Dave Templeton <crazydave65 at gmail.com> wrote:

>> hi david and all:

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>> our neighborhood hummers, also anna's, rufous, and i think a couple hybrids, but i have not been able to document that, have mostly disappeared. my guess is there are so many wonderful new flowers blooming that they are following the sweets. the ones here had been getting pretty feisty, so they might be taking the opportunity to tone down the hassle of day to day life a bit.

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>> jmo.

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>> regards,

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>> t

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>> dave templeton

>> fall city, wa

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