Normally the following would not be allowed[normally only 1 could perch here] but because my yard was flooded with hummers last evening just before dark they did allow. The most Ive had all season at one time.
Nothing here has changed, only one bird each on tomato cage, lol.
I also have more hummers than ever before, but they still don't share.
I hear them fight and see them chasing each other.
I noticed that they are getting round for their migration.
After I had the largest nummer of hummers yesterday, including several males, I have discovered that they treated my place just as a B & B.
Today, there are some females/juveniles, but I have not seen a male yet.
My birds are on their way south...
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Indy Steve (Login Stevenindy) Hummingbird lover 2007
Re: 3 of a kind
August 23 2012, 3:51 PM
Sigrid-- Its probably just a matter of the males moving on but that doesnt mean that you wont see any more. During migration its not likely you will have the same birds from one day to the next anyway.
Yes hummers really love to have those wire cages to perch/rest/lookout. The wire seems to just fit the little feet.
Steve I have read that hummer migration are different every year. I hope the hummingbird make it to your home bcz it is very inviting. I wish all the people that put so much efforts to attact them would have oodles of hummies. I know a lot of people that don't do much get hummers, but I'm not sure if the little birds are welcome or safe. I know people who put feeders up but use tons of pesticide and don't dutifully clean their feeders properly.
Oh and the hummies that visit my home enjoy using the tomato cages!
This message has been edited by ErikaV on Aug 23, 2012 4:52 PM
Sigrid asked: "Is the one in the third picture a molting male? a juvenile? "
NLN: The one in the third image is an adult female, undergoing her post-breeding molt. I can tell it is a female because she has much more white in the tail than a young male would have. The spots on her throat are where feathers are missing. The area will just appear dark. She probably nested nearby, but she is done now.