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ElizabethB
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First Fall Hummingbirds

Hello All,

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see a pair of hummingbirds flitting around the patio. I am surprised because my containers of hummingbird attractant plants are suffering from the extreme heat and drought.

They flitted around the Plumeria which I managed to keep in bloom. Time to put out the feeders.

I managed to kill a bunch of plants and damage others from neglect. I CAN NOT deal with the triple digit temperatures we had this summer.

Happy to see the Hummers. They made my day. :-()
Elizabeth - or Your Majesty

Living and growing in Lafayette, La.

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catgrass
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Re: First Fall Hummingbirds

I now have 4. I put my 1st feeder out last week. My shrimp plant is still blooming good, and I have lots of zinnias, so they're hitting the flowers.
zone 9 Southwest La.

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Re: First Fall Hummingbirds

OK, so the hummers migrate THRU your area?
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catgrass
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Re: First Fall Hummingbirds

Yes, we do have year round hummers, but they are sparse. Usually September is when we have lots of them, and they're usually here for just a couple of weeks. I am about 60 miles from the Gulf of Mexico as the crow flies, and they feed heavily here to make the trip.
zone 9 Southwest La.

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