Date: 10/4/17 12:59 pm
From: Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: R-T Hummingbirds
I still have 2 juveniles hanging around.

Anne Olsen

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Elizabeth Faison <carolinabirds...>

> My juvies seem to have left early. They were here last week, but I have
> not seen them for several days, and the feeders are not emptying. I usually
> have some through the 5th of October.
> Elizabeth Faison
> Boone, NC
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> *From:* <carolinabirds-request...> <carolinabirds-request...>
> on behalf of Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:14 PM
> *To:* Carolinabirds
> *Subject:* R-T Hummingbirds
> In previous seasons, I've had hummers at my feeders into mid-October.
> This season, appears to be an anomaly at least where I live. Around the
> time of our recent tropical storms my hummingbird count* was off somewhat
> because of less viewing time. Three weekends ago there were about 22. On
> 16 September I counted 55 in a 2-hour period. Since then I've only seen
> one. Could it be that these storms coming in the midst of migration have
> killed many of these birds? I would appreciate any comments if anyone has
> an insight on the apparent abrupt decline in sightings.
> Thank you.
> Frank Hamilton
> Charleston, SC
> * All counts are estimates based on observations at only two of four
> feeders.

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