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Here in Blue Springs we have had a steady stream of hummers now for the last three weeks.  We have been averaging from three to six birds constantly.  I have not been keeping a total or what sexes have been showing up, but it appears that the females and the immatures are by far way out in front of the adult males.  Yesterday was however, a first for the Zellmers, we had two hummers that actually sat at the feeder at the same time without fighting or chasing each other off.  My take is that the both of them was so tired and had not eaten in a while that the male just gave in and let the female sit on the opposite side.  It has been a delight to sit on our back porch and watch such awesome displays that these little guys can do.
   
  Jim Zellmer
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  Blue Springs, MO
  Jackson Co

Charlene and Jim Malone <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  In my Ballwin Backyard:
ALL male adult Ruby-throated hummers gone as of this afternoon including El 
Lardo that was about the size of a Ping Pong ball.
Only 2-3 immatures left. The new resident bully is now beating up on the 
Monarchs using his lantana.
Thought I saw a rusty colored hummer at one feeder near sunset last night 
for a nano-second, but the bird never returned.

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St.Louis co.

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