Date: 10/18/18 4:55 am
From: Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Dare County/ Buxton Hummingbirds update
where are you

On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:35 PM ann maddock <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Hi folks
> People have been inquiring lately as to the numbers of Ruby-throated
> Himmingbirdswe are seeing in the yard lately.
> While early October did not produce the large numbers ( upwards of 30 per
> day) that we normally see during fall hummingbird migration ( which, for
> our location is October), we still had our resident ( from summer) two
> adult males, two adult females, at least one hatch year female and three
> hatch year males. These are still here.
> However, with the latest cold front last night, activity has picked up.
> At 5 of the 8 feeders, this morning there were at least two and sometimes
> three at a time arguing and bickering over the feeders. Very little use of
> the numerous flowers- they want the feeders which is usually indicative of
> migrants arriving or getting ready to leave. On last count a little while
> ago there were 14 here.
> With WOW banding here on Friday by Susan Campbell, and another cold front
> the night before going down to 64, hopefully there will e done happy people
> to see Susan band a hummingbird!
> --
> Ask me about my upcoming book - a photo essay of North American and
> Caribbean Hummingbirds!
> Ann Maddock
> <>
> Hatteras Island, NC

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