Rufous Hummingbirds are Returning

Antique Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

This month, the migratory Rufous return, joining our resident Anna’s hummingbirds.  Let the air show begin!

Rufous Hummingbirds will fight each other and the Anna’s for possession of a feeder.  If you see this behavior don’t get too upset about it, it is just their nature.  Sometimes two or three of them will set up a rotational feeding schedule but rarely will you see two or more of them on the feeder at the same time.

Place a feeder where you can observe these feisty birds regularly. Mix 3 parts water to 1 part sugar and dissolve completely.  Change the nectar every 4-5 days and clean the feeders between refilling.

The antique bottle feeder shown here is a favourite with Dig This customers and local hummingbirds!