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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When hummingbird feeders should be removed in the fall

Hi Sarah, Sharing some Hummer photos. I take this Rosemary in every year in winter. This is always a favorite when its in bloom. Holly
Thank you for the wonderful photos! Hummers sure have been active this fall looking for flowers, feeders and bugs to bulk up for their journey south. I'm asked a lot when you should take down the hummingbird feeders. The rule of thumb is to keep your feeders up until you haven't seen a hummingbird for two weeks. Depending on where you live it is usually at the end of September to the middle of October. The hummingbirds aren't in as big a rush to go down south as they were to find nesting grounds in the spring but they will leave us whether there is a feeder up or not.  

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