Hummers know exactly when it's time to depart the same as they know
exactly when to arrive. Keep feeding until at least two weeks after
you've last seen any. I'm up in NY, they're still here... they seem
to be feeding more on my roses, cone flowers, jade plant flowers and
others but they still sip that red juice. Why are you in such a
Birds obey nature. Leaving the feeder up will not interrupt the call of
I leave my feeder up until I haven't seen a hummingbird in three weeks.
By that time, every bird that is going to migrate has done so. Don't
feel you need to leave it up after that point, as birds that haven't
migrated by then are probably too old or ill to survive migration thus
they will not survive staying put either. They needn't be fed by us at
that point. They've likely stopped trying to feed by then. That's
survival of the fittest, and the lower animals are much more compliant
with it than we are.
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