[TN-Bird] Hummingbirds Have Arrived

  • From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "TN-Bird Post" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 08:34:28 -0500

We have shared the same questions as the person who posted last week about the 
lack of hummingbirds this year.  A few stopped by but only 4 have remained for 
the past several weeks. All this changed this week as more began arriving on 
Monday and the numbers have increased daily.  We now can count 20-25 around our 
feeders at almost any time of the day; since we've been told there are at least 
twice as many not seen at any one moment, that would mean 60-75 beautiful 
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in our yard.  
We grew so impatient about their arrival but looking back at our records 
revealed they were not that late in coming to our yard on the Hill; numbers are 
down, however, as last year we had over 200 by this time.  I suppose we just 
enjoy hearing and seeing them so much it is difficult to wait.  

Tommy & Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
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