Danville, KY 40422, USA
Yesterday, I got my first hummingbird. (A male Ruby-Throat.) it hovered above the feeder, stuck his bill inside for about 2 seconds, and then quickly flew away. (Unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera with me so I couldn’t get a photo.) I haven’t seen any hummers since. I cleaned and refilled the feeder, but still none came. I’m wondering if they were afraid of the other birds. Since they’re so small, maybe bigger birds over by their food made them feel unsafe? I had another feeder out in the front yard (with no other bird feeders, just a nectar) and they didn’t come to that either. But our dogs do love chasing birds and rabbits, and they bark at everything! (Even sometimes birdsong!) I have been trying to keep them in as much as possible, but I moved the feeder a few hours ago, so I hope the hummers will start coming soon. Does anyone else have ANY ideas on how to get them to come? Hummingbirds are my favorite bird, so I’d really enjoy some info, no matter how simple or complicated. Thx!