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.
This spring foraging for natural foods has been good with the abundance of flowers and natty bugs available to eat. Visits may be less frequent until females begin to incubate their eggs in June. Then they will appreciate quick bites at the feeders between sittings. Just make sure to clean your feeder and change nectar once or twice a week for the best results.
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