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!