[Tweeters] Question about hummers

Steve Loitz steveloitz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 11:22:20 PDT 2016


I concur with Hal. For years of mountain travel in the Cascades we've seen
RUHUs work up from the lowlands into montane, then subalpine, then alpine
zones as spring turns into summer, leaving only ANHUs in the westside
lowlands.

Steve Loitz
Seattle

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 11:07 AM, Hal Michael <ucd880 at comcast.net> wrote:


> One thing that hummers, at least here (Rufous??) do is migrate upslope

> into the mountains chasing bugs and wildflowers. Looking for a dense food

> supply prior to migration. What's left may be the now-esident Anna's.

>

>

>

> Hal Michael

> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation

> Olympia WA

> 360-459-4005

> 360-791-7702 (C)

> ucd880 at comcast.net

>

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> I live on 5 acers completely surrounded by over 50 acres of forest.

>

> I have the same event happen every year with the hummingbirds that come to

> my feeders.

>

> In the early spring, I have many hummingbirds swarming the feeders. I

> have 5 feeders out, each with 6 holes. There are so many humming birds

> that they are swarming around tthe feeders like bees coming into a hive.

>

> In the early part of July everything changes. Nearly all the hummers

> dissappear. For the rest of the summer there are only 2 or 3 that come in

> and out on an occasional basis.

>

> I've lived in this house for about 19 years now and the same event has

> happened every single year.

>

> Can anybody help shed light on what's going on?

>

> Larry Baxter

> Camano Island

>

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