Monday, September 3, 2012

Hummingbird Fall Migration 2012

When I walked out this morning carrying the hummingbird feeders, I was greeted by hovering chatter.  I hadn't missed dawn by long but the birds were ready.

Males and females, ruby-throated, black-chinned and a few rufous are journeying south and every one is hungry.

So I captured a minute of hummingbird magic to share with you.  It starts slow but picks up as the seconds tick by.  Click the arrow to enjoy a flying minute in your day.

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  1. Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Labor Day.

  2. WOW! What a wonderful video. I'm amazed that they are actually sharing the feeder. I guess this only happens during migration. I have a male RT and he will not let any hummers near "his" feeder:)

    On an unrelated note... I read your article on Boothbay Harbor Maine. My parents just returned from there last weekend and loved it!

  3. Wow! That made me feel almost as if I were on psychedelic drugs!

  4. I adore hummingbirds. I am hoping to set up a couple of feeders next year.

  5. I'm with Steph - I've got a couple of territorial males who fight all the day long over the feeders we have out. I've never seen such cooperative feeding - OR such a crowd of birds at one time. Thank you for letting us get a glimpse of the wonder!

  6. Thanks friends. The birds are amazing. We're seeing more rufous than ever before, I'm wondering if migration shifted eastward this year because of wildfire and drought.

    Steph,tickled you read my Boothbay Harbor articles and that your parents loved the area. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

  7. everyone else who commented, I've never seen that many hummingbirds feeding at one time and especially without fighting. Thanks for this treat.


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