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I typically have a few in spring, none in early summer, then a lot more 
starting, apparently, on Monday. I'm now seeing them daily again. People 
should just be patient and those immatures should start rolling in from now 
until late September.

----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau


At 01:29 PM 7/19/2007 -0700, Cindy Bridges wrote:
>I live about 50 miles from there in Oregon Co. near the Eleven Point River 
>and I have the normal amount of Hummers.
>   Cindy Bridges
>   Oregon Co
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>"Snider, Dave" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>   A viewer sent his our way... has anyone else noticed this?
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>Several folks in our area are wondering why there are so few
>hummingbirds this year? I live in West Plains and normally I have to
>duck when I am sitting on my deck because we have so many. This year I
>have seen a male at the beginning of spring and just in the last couple
>of days a female has been at my feeders. Is it because of the cold spell
>we had earlier in the year or is there another reason like some kind of
>disease that has plagued the little birds? Last year at this time I had
>to fill my feeders practically every day. I miss the little birds and
>have heard the same complaint from a lot of other folks.
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