Every year, there’s a two or three week period in mid- to late July when the hummingbirds seem to disappear - and then they come back. I’ve been assuming that the wealth of flowers in bloom provides them with all they need.
> On Jul 12, 2019, at 7:35 AM, LaBarr, Mark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hey Larry and Mona,
> Same at my feeder...I think that the young have fledged and maybe everyone has shifted locations. Could also be there is an abundance of food sources out there so the feeders are not as important. This happens here pretty regularly. I would keep them u and the sugar water fresh...migration time is soon upon us.
> Mark LaBarr
> Conservation Program Manager
> Audubon Vermont
> 255 Sherman Hollow Road
> Huntington, VT 05462
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> From: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Larry & Mona Rogers
> Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 6:57 AM
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have all the hummers gone? (Long time passing)
> Until about ten days ago we had lots of hummingbirds at our small feeder - we were refilling it every day or two. Suddenly activity slowed way down. Is it possible that this year's young hummers have all fledged and their parents have stopped using our feeders?
> We don't remember this from previous summers.
> Any thoughts?
> Larry and Mona
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