Re: Where are you and...How many hummers do you have right now?
(Login Ornithophilous) Hummingbird Member 2006 Posted Jun 8, 2012 10:44 PM
Jon in Ohio: with all the woods nearby, you are surrounded by great breeding habitat, so I'm sure you have more than 6 hummers! I would expect a huge population explosion for you and your feeders once the young are out of the nest later this summer. You may want to group your feeders together at that time to try to see how many you can get at once--I'll bet they'd be uncountable.
I've currently got 6 feeders out. I have one hummingbird defending five of those feeders (I call him super-hummer, and I don't know how he does it!). The one remaining feeder is freely shared by all the other hummingbirds in the neighborhood and gets drained daily. One can usually see at least a few hummers at once there throughout the day, and a small difficult-to-count swarm there in the evening before dark.