(1) Hummingbirds are the most solitary birds on the planet
Hummingbirds are the most solitary birds on the
They migrate by themselves and live alone (The Ruby Throated Hummingbird, found in
the eastern US and Canada is migratory; some western species are not).
After mating with a female, a male will drive her and their offspring away from his
favorite feeding territory.
This means the more feeders you put throughout your yard and garden, the more
Hummingbirds you will attract.
(2) Fall is a
great time to attract hummingbirds.
In the spring, hummingbirds are in a rush to claim the best feeding spot. They
seldom linger in one spot for long.
In the fall, they take their time to find a good winter feeding territory. They can settle for
a week or two at one good feeding station.
Be sure to keep feeding your Hummingbirds through the late Fall. This will allow the
migrating birds to feed on their long stressful journey.
(3) What it
takes to attract hummingbirds.
Clean feeders filled with nectar
Insects to eat
Spiders to provide silk for nest building
Cover for hiding and nesting