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The Hummingbirds leave Hoosierland, heavenly Hillsboro

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It's official. The Annual Celebration of the Hummingbirds leaving Hillsboro, Indiana, one of the largest outdoor festivals of the year in Blackie and Nina Nixon's back yard, got underway this Friday, September 30, 2011.

"These Hoosier diehards Hummingbirds, seemed reluctant to leave their summer home upon the Wabash," Nina Nixon writes, "but with frost coming on, they had to head south. Each was given a blessing and flight plans to Hunter Durham's home in Columbia, Adair County, KY."

They are headed our way. She added, "I certainly hope Hunter remembers to keep the feeders full!"

Some, the hummers human hosts will leave the Great White North, too, for the warmth of their own winter refuge, snugly ensconced in the serenity of their winter home on Sawmill Road, East Adair County, Kentucky.

This story was posted on 2011-09-30 13:39:08
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