Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Migrating Ruby-throated Hummingbirds ~ World Bird Wednesday

If you live in the South, plant flowers that provide nectar in late summer/early fall and maintain clean Hummingbird feeders then you are likely to be treated with an explosion of dueling Hummers as they stop and refuel for their migration to their wintering grounds. 

This video is a recent view of the action taken though my birding window . Yes that is an Ant crawling on the outside of the window. There is a small Hummer feeder hidden behind my main feeder and Hummers are hitting it as well. 

As of this morning there were at least 8 Hummers sparring for a sip of sugar water. It is really tough to go to work while this action is a happening! Sure wish y'all could see this with your own eyes!

TIP: Upping the sugar from 1/4 cup to 1/3 per cup of water during migration will help them fatten up for their long trip to their wintering grounds....Central and South America.

See More Great Birding Photos at World Bird Wednesday

Peace,Health,Wealth, and Love to ALL!



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