If you Install them, They will Come!

Watching the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds coming to eat to my feeder very day is just a treat. Such a small bird that weighs most likely 1/2 the weight of your wedding ring! They are beautiful creatures, amazingly agile and fast flying.

They must be nesting in the nearby pine trees by the creek because they go in that direction after they feed.

I’m so happy that this year I decided to install a hummingbird feeder, now I’m very pleased to have these beautiful birds.

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Text and photographs Β© H.J. Ruiz – Avian 101

12 thoughts on “If you Install them, They will Come!

  1. We have several hummers flying around our place too. Our neighbors have a feeder, and I think a pair nested near out stream as well. I think we currently have 4 or 5 of them. Every now and then, we’ll see one sitting on an exposed branch, ready to chase away any hummingbirds thinking of getting a sip from the feeder. It’s a lot of fun to watch.

    Great shots as always! πŸ™‚

  2. This is my first year with a feeder too. Hummingbirds are one of those creatures we might never know are there until we draw them out with the right treat. Now I never tire of watching them!

    • That’s exactly what happened to me. Yesterday and today we have had copious rain and I saw the hummingbird still feeding! Amazing! πŸ™‚

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