To say we have more hummingbirds at our house right now than we’ve ever had is a complete understatement. In the picture above, there are 12 hummers! They are going through a completely full feeder every day. I’ve never seen anything like it!
I used my camera flash on this one. I guess they spread their tail feathers out to balance for the landing.
There are 12 hummingbirds in this picture, too. I like the way they are all lined up.
Twelve again in this image. I like the ruby-throated on the male in the upper left.
I know these nine look all harmonious drinking side-by-side, but don’t be fooled. They were slamming into each other repeatedly while I was taking the pictures.
Hummingbirds constantly fascinate me, from the rapid-fire beating of their wings, to the relentless drive to guard a food source.
Did you know that if one can trap another one on the ground that they will smother the offender? I didn’t either until DH told me.
Did you know that when the migrating urge surpasses the convenience of our sugar-water that they will fly non-stop across the Gulf of Mexico? Think about it. How can those tiny little birds fly so far without stopping or eating, especially considering their non-stop feeding habits at a feeder?
If you don’t have a hummingbird feeder, I highly recommend you get one. They will be migrating back through in February or March if you live in the South. It will be well worth your ten bucks or less.