Sewall's Point, FL near Stuart, FL in Southeast area of Florida. We saw our first Florida Hummingbird (Male, Ruby) today at about 3:15pm. As avid HB lovers from the Annapolis, Md. area, we are thrilled to see them here. Rest up for the long flight, or stay with us as long as you'd like, we're happy to see our small friends.
Just a one month update, although sadly, the board doesn't seem to get much action. We have been having daily visits by Hummingbirds since we started our feeding a month ago. It appears that one specific male has been staying around our home and makes frequent visits to the feeder. We have also seen females on a frequent basis, but are not able to recognize specific individuals as regulars. Nectar seems good for 1 week before replacement and washing feeder.
'JK, There are a few that check the site fairly often although comments are often sporadic. Nice to hear there are more folks seeing hummers along the east coast of FL. I have never been able to go a week down here with my sugar solution. It always seems to turn cloudy the 4th or 5th day. Keep an eye out for hummers other than Ruby-throated during the winter. We do get some of the western hummers that wander to the east into FL and spend a few months with us. Not many but enough to keep an eye out for them and I'll guarantee that it will "make your day"!
I posted yesterday, on the sightings board, that I had a ruby-throated female at my porch feeder. On the sightings other than ruby-throated hummers board, I just posted, as well. The type of hummer I cannot identify, although looking through online pictures, it could possibly be a black-chinned hummer. I see no spot of color on the throat, just what appears to be a black head. If I'm out on the porch, it will approach the feeder, but not drink from it. If I'm inside, looking thru a window, it will come and perch at the feeder, and drink for quite a while. I live in Bluewater Bay, just outside of Niceville...in NW Florida.
Sandra, Not sure of your location, it would be helpful to know. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are fairly common in most areas of the state in the summer months, local in the winter months. We see a few vagrant western species during the winter months as well.