First Rufous of the year.

First Rufous of the year.

Joined: August 6th, 2016, 5:49 pm

July 15th, 2017, 4:21 pm #1

I am excited saw my first Rufous of the year a few days later than normal. It is also a bit bitter sweet as well as this signals the start of migration for our hummers, but they are generally around till September/October. On a positive note my flowers will be getting more use now. He was feeding on my Agastache rupestris and Red Birds in a Tree.
Central Utah
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Joined: October 5th, 2014, 6:34 pm

July 17th, 2017, 4:32 am #2

Yea!!
Cathy P
Downers Grove, IL
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

July 17th, 2017, 7:07 am #3

I am excited saw my first Rufous of the year a few days later than normal. It is also a bit bitter sweet as well as this signals the start of migration for our hummers, but they are generally around till September/October. On a positive note my flowers will be getting more use now. He was feeding on my Agastache rupestris and Red Birds in a Tree.
Such wonderful news Dylan. They are such fun little birds and I love their attitude!! Enjoy!!!
Madison, WI
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Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:35 pm

July 18th, 2017, 5:45 pm #4

I am excited saw my first Rufous of the year a few days later than normal. It is also a bit bitter sweet as well as this signals the start of migration for our hummers, but they are generally around till September/October. On a positive note my flowers will be getting more use now. He was feeding on my Agastache rupestris and Red Birds in a Tree.
Cool....Lets see some pics.
Northlake, IL
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Joined: June 11th, 2017, 12:35 am

July 20th, 2017, 4:40 pm #5

I am excited saw my first Rufous of the year a few days later than normal. It is also a bit bitter sweet as well as this signals the start of migration for our hummers, but they are generally around till September/October. On a positive note my flowers will be getting more use now. He was feeding on my Agastache rupestris and Red Birds in a Tree.
I totally understand how excited you are! It's crazy that they are already heading back, though! I am so glad that some take the Utah/Colorado route. Do you get migrating Calliopes, too?
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

July 20th, 2017, 10:26 pm #6

I am excited saw my first Rufous of the year a few days later than normal. It is also a bit bitter sweet as well as this signals the start of migration for our hummers, but they are generally around till September/October. On a positive note my flowers will be getting more use now. He was feeding on my Agastache rupestris and Red Birds in a Tree.
Congrats, Dylan! Sis across the street had a rare sighting a year or so ago but never made it to my yard, unfortunately. I know they are showing up a little more in some north & eastern states.

My Red Birds in a Tree finally bit the dust last year after having it for about 8-9 years. Was another plant listed as Zone 6 that survived in my Zone 5. One of my local Garden Center owners was surprised it over-wintered here. It was in too much shade & always grew bent over but still flowered. I will need to replace it next year.

Joni
Elwood, IL
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