hummingbird feeder can bring them up close.
When they aren’t at the feeder, hummingbirds find nectar from a variety of flowers as well as sap from trees. Throughout the day a hummer drinks more than half its body weight in nectar. But that pointy hummingbird bill isn’t only for lapping nectar; it’s also made for snatching bugs out of the air. They use the flexible tip of their bill to capture insects and insect eggs from the ground and on plants. They love spiders and spider eggs.
BB can travel thousands of miles all alone and end up in the right place every spring and fall since the last ice age. Banding studies show that each bird tends to return every year to the same place it hatched, even visiting the same feeders.
Only about 50% of all hummers survive their first year. Cold weather takes a toll on all hummer species because their high-energy requirements don’t allow them to go without food for long.
Thanks Sarah...We love all of our birds including the Hummingbirds, our feeders are out now and they are visiting.
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