Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hummingbirds 2014

This has been a great year for hummingbirds. I seem to have more than ever before. Their in-flight acrobatics are amazing to watch. It is especially thrilling when one hovers in front of your face. They seem to be very curious about us.

I provide a variety of natural food sources for these birds, crocosmia 'Lucifer', Bee Balm, Trumpet vine and more. They seem to like the Orange Jewelweed which grows in abandon everywhere.

I've tried various feeders and decided the absolute best design are the Hummzinger ones from Aspect. I only have one now but intend to get more for next year.

I still have many glass bottle types but once the sugar water drips out, they become wasp feeders. The yellow jackets are nasty things, they torment the hummers. They are also hard to clean with too many crevices to scrub. 

One excellent source for Hummingbird information is the website

Hummingbird slideshow

Bee Balm, a favorite natural food source