When Should You Take Down Hummingbird Feeders?

Lots of Hummingbirds! I love this time of year because hummingbirds are very abundant at my feeders.  Just sitting on my deck being entertained by those Ruby-throated beauties as they zip around, chasing each other, and making their humming sound is enough to make anyone’s day.  This bustling activity started around late July and will […]

Keep Bees Off Hummingbird Feeders

Bees At Hummingbird Feeders     I have a new hummingbird feeder (it’s number 5), nothing fancy, that my husband decided to place on a tree limb right inside the tree that surrounds the front of our deck (in photo above).  I do not know why we didn’t think of this before but…what a great […]

Where are the Hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds You know them well, those small, zippy birds that flap their wings so fast (80 times per second) and make a humming noise.  Those beautiful birds with iridescent feathers that can fly right… left.. up… down… backwards… and even upside down.  They also will hover over a flower, a feeder, or maybe even you […]

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Top 10 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

What is a Hummingbird? Hummingbirds can be found only in the Western Hemisphere, from southeastern Alaska to southern Chile, although most live in the tropics. There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, twelve of which summer in North America and winter in tropical areas.  Where I live, it is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (see photo below). Hummingbirds are […]

Who Drank the Hummingbird Juice?

The Usual Suspect The other day I was reading a Facebook post about someone complaining that their hummingbird feeder  was getting drained nightly.  The person wanted to know who the culprit was.  I had to chuckle because that was a problem I had a few years ago until I got wise. People were commenting on the […]

Hummingbirds are Back!

In my case it is the ruby-throated hummingbird (or Hummer as I call it) that is back.  The ruby-throated hummer is the only hummer you will find where I live in Northern Kentucky.   Yes, there have been other species  such as the Anna’s Hummingbird which somehow get lost in their migration  and end up […]