Our hummingbird feeder is suctioned to a window off the family room. I turn and stare each time I pass by. Lately I’ve noticed a whole lot of hummingbird activity.
At one point this afternoon five hummers were simultaneously sipping nectar at my window!
The problem is, the feeder was filled this morning. There’s still another hour of daylight. It won’t last through tomorrow night.
That’s crazy. The hummingbirds like Helaine’s cooking as much as I do! Not only that, they’re not scared of us. I get buzzed while filling the feeder. These shots were taken handheld, no more than two feet away.
I thought with loads of flowers in bloom our tiny friends would opt to eat organic. No such luck. If anything, they’re getting thirstier.
Maybe I can post a note asking them to slow down a little?
3 thoughts on “The Hummingbirds Are Drinking Us Out Of House And Home”
There a simple solution, and it reduces some of the territorial problems – install more feeders on the other side of the yard.
Here in CT, the land that finally is without snow, we put up three feeders, and I. Hot weather they all go very quickly. It’s only sugar, and they’re so beautiful.
Autocorrect. There IS a simple solution, and IN hot weather……
I have been buzzed by hummingbirds in a threatening manner when the feeder was empty. One hovered near the back of my head, and when I turned around very carefully, he chirped at me, flew to the empty feeder, flew back to hover in front of my face, chirped again, then flew off to roost in a bush close to the feeder.
I got the hint, and promptly refilled the feeder. Dumb birds, NOT!