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Birds of Kentucky: Doesn't worry about hummers until October

Comment re: Breaking hummingbird's dinner plate when they're overstaying here

Jon Halsey writes:
Don't know if it's proper or not, but we leave ours up awhile.

We've noticed that the males tend to leave first, usually several days before the females. Seems like there is always a straggler or we may be getting a wayfaring stranger just taking a bit of respite on its way south.

The "so-called experts" seem to think that the 1st week of October is the safe date. We tend to wait until we have not seen any for two weeks.

Hope this helps.

--Jon Halsey
Comments re article 46695 Birds of Kentucky Hints get hummers to move out

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