Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Hummingbird Disappearance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Sunday 27th May 2018, 17:17   #1
kim1313elm
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Mt Bethel
Posts: 2
Smile Hummingbird Disappearance

Hi All, I live in Mt. Bethel PA! I had 3 Hummers coming to my feeders, now I have none.. I haven't seen a one in 5 days. I am concerned.. Has anyone heard anything or do you know what could have happened to my little Hummers? Any info would be great. . Thank you.. have a great day
kim1313elm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 27th May 2018, 17:40   #2
KC Foggin
Super Moderator
BF Supporter 2018
 
KC Foggin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 232,593
Apparently, you are not the only one missing their hummers. Remember, it is nesting time so many may be sitting on eggs so you'll see less of them until the eggs hatch.

Hi Kim and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum

We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like
__________________
KC a/k/a common KC

Karma - What you send out
Comes right back at ya
KC Foggin is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 27th May 2018, 17:53   #3
Oldnintheway
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Washington State
Posts: 64
This happens annually at my house this time of year. We have resident Anna's and the Rufous show up in early Spring and I can't keep the feeders full. Then they seemingly disappear! For the past few weeks I've only seen one or two just before dark in the evening. Yesterday, all of the sudden, there were several of each sp. fighting over the feeders. I assume the eggs hatched or the young fledged.
Oldnintheway is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 27th May 2018, 18:32   #4
Fritz73
Moderator
BF Supporter 2018
 
Fritz73's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 10,071
Hola Kim! Welcome to Birdforum
__________________
Saludos, Fritz
Fritz73 is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 28th May 2018, 00:16   #5
Lisa W
Super Moderator
BF Supporter 2018
 
Lisa W's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: RV traveling around the U.S.
Posts: 28,189
Hi Kim, welcome to the forum. Don’t worry you will have yours and their young visiting again soon.
__________________
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" - Joan Walsh Anglund

My birding photos
RV Travel Blog
Lisa W is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 28th May 2018, 00:37   #6
kim1313elm
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Mt Bethel
Posts: 2
I am so glad I will see them again soon. Thank you all for the info & the warm welcome : )
kim1313elm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 28th May 2018, 00:42   #7
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2018
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 224,033
Hi Kim and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie

The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 28th May 2018, 04:25   #8
G6 UXU
Super Moderator
BF Supporter 2018
 
G6 UXU's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lancashire UK.
Posts: 60,138
Hello Kim and welcome to the forum, enjoy and all the best.
__________________
Chris G6 UXU Super Moderator, many thanks for all your comments, much appreciated

Latest lifer Ring Ouzel 30/04/2018
G6 UXU is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 29th May 2018, 14:01   #9
Kits
Social Media Editor
BF Supporter 2018
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 119,384
Welcome to BirdForum! I am sure you will find lots to interest you here, and I hope you enjoy your visits.
__________________
Kits

"Sail away from safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 13th June 2018, 14:56   #10
MeInDallas
Registered User

 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Dallas
Posts: 23
So glad to find this thread! I didnt start feeding the hummingbirds until the end of last year, so this was my first spring with them. Being in Texas I was really excited about the migration thru the Gulf. Had tons of them a few months back, and then poof, they were all gone! I have a few that come thru daily, but there are long periods when theres nothing. I started out using sugar water, then found this really pretty red color bottle of nectar at Wally World. What a huge mistake! The ones that do come thru took a small sip and would fly away. I finally got wise and spooned some into my own mouth, to find the taste of citrus fruit. It was dumped down the drain. Went back to sugar water and they stick around longer now, but nothing like it was in the spring. Hopefully they will return as soon as nesting is over.
MeInDallas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mourning Dove Disappearance - Help! psauceda Information Wanted 1 Wednesday 25th April 2018 18:38
Hen Harriers Disappearance Kits Live Bird News from around the World 21 Wednesday 1st October 2014 21:37
Disappearance of Leupold GRHD? lulubelle Leupold 41 Wednesday 14th December 2011 23:28
Magpie disappearance slaytonp Information Wanted 2 Wednesday 5th September 2007 04:38
Goldfinch disappearance - Suffolk help! david2004 Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes 9 Sunday 29th August 2004 20:43

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.15295005 seconds with 20 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 06:19.