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09/18/2017 - How to Keep Hummingbird Nectar From Freezing
There are bird watchers who feed Hummingbirds during the winter season in the northern regions of their habitat range.
The number of Hummingbirds are increasing every year who are staying in the northwestern United States and British Columbia where low temperatures bring snow and ice .
Are You Asking Questions?
Your well meaning neighbours and friends may tell you to take your bird feeders down in the autumn months.
Their reason for telling you this may be because they believe if you do not, then the birds that have been using your feeders all summer will not leave to migrate south.
They are concerned that this will cause them great harm as they will perish with the cold weather.
08/24/2017 - Hummingbird Migration is a Marvel!
08/09/2017 - Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds!
Many people whether they are birders or not think that Hummingbirds are the most interesting of all the members of the avian world?
They are a wonder in the variety of adornment that they come in. There is such a wide range of feather arrangement, color combinations and the ability of the feathers to shine in such a glistening fashion the first Spanish explorers to the new world felt justified to call them "flying jewels"!
07/15/2017 - How to Get Rid of Pests at Nectar Feeders?
There are many types of pests that can ruin the feeding of Hummingbirds sugar syrup. But you can avoid this frustration if you take action quickly.
Bees of various kinds can swarm around a nectar feeder even making it impossible for the little birds to feed.
But we do not want to harm Bees as many types are close to extinction from insecticide use, especially neonicotinoids.
06/05/2017 - The #2 Killer of Wild Birds. The Solution is Clear
The solution may be clear to some, but often obscured for others. Not many people understand how to solve this issue and use techniques that do nothing to bring a solution to stopping the killing.
But what is the #2 killer of wild birds we are dealing with here? It is the windows in our homes and especially the multiple windowed buildings in our large cities which stand boldly in the way of millions of birds each year who are trying to migrate to warm winter homes and north again to breed in summer.
04/30/2017 - How to Stop "Bullying" at Bird Feeders
In the second part of this Hummingbird Series we discovered how males will flare their tails and gorgets to intimidate intruders. In this issue you will find out that this is not the only situation where males will act this way..
Hummingbird mating is fascinating behaviour. The male's performance is an amazing show designed to attract a female.
Plants that bloom present a very special lure for Hummingbirds.
Of course blooming plants are a great attraction for us too, but for different reasons than Hummers. We love flowers for their beauty and aroma!
But why are Hummers so attracted to certain flowering plants? For the nectar blooms produce is the most commonly known reason and there is more.
02/27/2017 - How to Stop Squirrels?
02/16/2017 - How Early Should I Hang My Hummingbird Feeder?
12/21/2016 - Merry Christmas Everyone
11/30/2016 - How to make bird treats & Canada's National Bird
10/29/2016 - How to Prepare for Winter Bird Feeding in 8 Steps?
09/29/2016 - Are You On A Migration Path? September 2016