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The Hummingbirds Are Gone Now: For love of a hummingbird

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The Hummingbirds Are Gone Now

By SongofJoy
October 24, 2011

It always makes me a little melancholy when I realize that the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have left here on their annual fall migration to southern Mexico, Central America, and even as far away as South America.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 8, Sunset
Lake City, Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 23, 2011 6:14 PM CST
What a beautiful tribute to the hummers. I think you voiced what we all feel about hummingbirds. Thank you.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." ~~~ Will Rogers
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. - Woodrow Wilson





Name: Tee
TN (Zone 7a)
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SongofJoy
Oct 24, 2011 4:05 AM CST
Thank you, Ann. They are amazing creatures, aren't they. Smiling
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In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels. ~Dodinsky


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 8, Sunset
Lake City, Fl. (Zone 8b)
I'm a Charley's Girl!
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 24, 2011 4:15 AM CST
Lovey dubby
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." ~~~ Will Rogers
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. - Woodrow Wilson





Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Boopaints
Oct 24, 2011 10:41 AM CST
I loved reading your article, Tee. I learned a few new things too!

When I moved last June to a balcony apartment, I hung my hummingbird feeder right outside the sliding glass door. I have enjoyed these little birds so much all summer. Some of mine are still present but some seem to have left the feeder lately so maybe they have begun migrating too.

I call them mine but I imagine they cal me theirs! Big Grin
Name: Tee
TN (Zone 7a)
Cat Lover Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Butterflies Birds Dragonflies
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SongofJoy
Oct 24, 2011 10:44 AM CST
They definitely think they own us. Do you have Ruby-throats or?
Tennessee Native Plant Society
In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels. ~Dodinsky


Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 24, 2011 10:58 AM CST
I think mine are Anna's hummingbirds mostly. Although I've seen a few I am not sure of with blue throats. I have not had the time to research but maybe next year I will.

This is a favorite link of mine and I hope one day to have the patience to do what this woman did.

http://www.abigailsings.com/hummingbirds/

Name: Tee
TN (Zone 7a)
Cat Lover Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Butterflies Birds Dragonflies
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SongofJoy
Oct 24, 2011 11:08 AM CST
Thumbs up
Tennessee Native Plant Society
In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels. ~Dodinsky


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