Monday, June 29, 2009

Humming bird

Hummingbirds are fascinating! They can maneuver like a helicopter, up, down, backwards. They even hover. Hummingbirds should be coming into your area soon, after the weather settles down and when they do, if you want them to stay in your yard, you will need to get ready now, to attract and to keep them at your home. Hummingbirds are attracted to many flowering plants shrimp plants, Heliconia, bromeliads, verbenas, fuchsias, many penstemons especially those with red flowers. They feed on the nectar of these plants and are important pollinators, especially of deep-throated flowers. Most species of hummingbird also take insects, especially when feeding young. Hummingbirds will come into an area and check it out to make sure that they will have a constant supply of food; food is very important to the hummingbird because of the amount of energy the they use. They use a tremendous amount of energy and they need food to replenish themselves often. This is where a hummingbird feeder comes in. When they come into your lawn and garden and they find the hummingbird feeder they will be more inclined to stay. Hummingbirds are a great pollinator for your plants and they are just plain fun to watch. Hummingbirds do not like to share with other Hummingbirds. I have watched hummingbirds at our feeder eat, then they will fly off a little way and if another hummingbird comes to the feeder they will try to chase it away. It is very enjoyable to watch them flying around, one trying to land on the feeder and the other one chasing it away.

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