Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hummingbirds - where are you?

We have yet to see any hummingbirds.Image result for hummingbird map michigan

Perhaps its because we moved our hummingbird feeder to the other side of the house.  Our neighbors have feeders too, so it's possible they are getting these little visitors, and we are not.  I miss the magic of how incredibly tiny they are.  And despite their size, they are the fastest flyers.  If you've never heard a hummingbird fly, you can hear their wings --- it's a rather loud, low purr.  Unique.  

Here's a map of the 2015 Hummingbird migration.


Source:  http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

So they were spotted in our area on April 17, 2015.

Did you know that some experts actually BAND hummingbirds?  An article all about it:
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/birding/attracting-hummingbirds/hummingbird-banding/
Banding hummingbirds

YIKES!
I will keep looking for my little babies to find my feeder.
If you want to attract more hummingbirds to your yard, in addition to a feeder, there are many types of flowers that are favorable to hummingbirds.  A list is here:
http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Hummingbird_Plants/Native_Michigan_Hummingbird_Plants.htm




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