VIDEO | "It's that time of year again!...Hummingbird Season!" | by Lisa Kaye

(Video at the bottom of this article)
I have noticed the last few days that more and more hummingbirds are in my yard.

I have seen at least 20 at one time. Capturing them with the camera isn't easy for me, as it always seems to blur. I did get these two today. They were not getting along well but I have noticed more are allowing others on the feeders than usual. I wonder if it has something to do with they all know they must eat to survive their long trip.

I have 10 feeders out, with plans to add more. This is truly my favorite part of living here, as well as the water and beach. However being as the hummingbirds are only here a short time in large masses, it makes it an extra special time.

If you are going to feed the hummingbirds, please remember a few helpful things.

1. Keep feeders clean

2. Change nectar every couple days and clean the feeders with mild bleach solution and rinse well, and rinse again

3. You don't need red dye in the feeders

4. Save money and make your own nectar.

Boil water, and add 1/4 cup cane sugar to each cup of water. It will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks. (mine never lasts that long)

Happy Birding!

Here is a video I took 8/30/2016

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