Hummingbird Advice Needed.
The hummingbirds at our feeder are attacking and chasing each other! Yesterday I saw three female Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds fighting! We got two feeders and put them in different places but they are still fighting! What can I do to make them not fight? I saw a male that got attacked and the feathers on his belly were coming off! Also 1 adult female Ruby Throat has a strange scar. She didn’t have that before. I saw her one day with now scar and the next day with a scar. She has been attacking the other females and males. Also, we saw an adult male with the same problem. See photos
Here are the hummingbirds that visited yesterday. We also saw a male and female black-chinned hummingbird. (Not at the feeder) Also. the shimmery part of a male hummingbird’s throat is called a gorget.
Meet Petey the Hummingbird
This is Petey (by the way my mom named him). He’s adorable and I’ve gotten some really cute photos of him but he’s become a feeder bully. He only recently started to guard the feeder like this. Before this, sometimes you’d see one hummingbird chase another away, but now it’s gotten to the point where the only time other hummers can get a drink is in the morning. Sometimes, a female will fly towards the feeder and Petey will start attacking her, then while Petey’s still attacking the first female, another will come. This has happened 4 or 5 times but every time he somehow manages to chase them both away without either one getting so much as a sip. I hope he lets off on the feeder guarding soon.
8 / 10 / 2022
ID please!birds at feeder.
we put up our suet feeders in the winter,and then we participate in the great backyard bird count.In febuarary
Look carefully. She’s on the feeder. I’ll try to get better pictures.
This Finch dreams of being a Hummingbird
I set up our hummingbird feeder right next to the Ring camera so that we could watch the hummingbirds come to the feeder. One day, I was looking through the footage and was surprised to this male House Finch land on top of the feeder. He sat there for a minute, he even preened himself, then he just flew off. I’m assuming he was just attracted by the colors.
Screenshot was from July 7, 2022
Finch or Hummingbird?
Mrs. Finch on a hummingbird feeder
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Fun – Traveler and the Troubles
We put together a fun video of our very first Ruby-throated Hummingbird we call “Traveler” having a time with two new “troubles” visiting at the Homestead. We have 4 feeders out now, but this was at the time we had just one and didn’t know until that day that we had more visitors. Lots of close up video of Traveler and his friends feeding!
First Hummingbird 2021
We observed our first hummingbird visitor for the 2021 season on 3/18/2021 – a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird visited our feeders in the evening hours.
I use one dollar hummingbird feeder, they last about a year. Hummers love them.
Where are the hummers?!
About a week ago, I was watching the birds flock to my feeder. I was distracted by all the other birds, so for ONCE I was not thinking about hummingbirds. Then, all of the sudden, a tiny blur of green darts into the chaos. I was startled, so it took me a second to comprehend what it was. Then it stopped for a few short seconds, and hovered. I saw it’s red throat. Oh my gosh! I thought. It’s a hummingbird! He dipped his bill into the feeder for about 2 seconds, then quickly flew away. I haven’t seen any since. Hummers are my favorite bird, so knowing they’re in the area and then not seeing anymore is frustrating! Has anyone else seen any in Kentucky or have any tips on attracting them? Please help me! I’m dying here! 🙏🏼😩
Why aren’t goldfinches coming?
I’ve hung a sack of nyger/thistle since winter and only one goldfinch has come during the winter. My area has a lot of mature shade trees; maybe that’s why. The sack is also moldy. Any suggestions for attracting them?
A Common Grackle is eating my Peanut Suet.
On www.feederwatch.org it says that suet cages are not a Common Grackles’ favorite type of feeder, so I’m guessing they only come to this one because it does not hang vertically.
2020’s First Hummingbirds
We put together a little video showcasing our first 2020 hummingbirds. These Ruby-Throats showed up towards the end of March, and they’ve been around ever since! This short video features close-ups at the feeder and while perched in tree limbs, with funny little captions here and there.
Song sparrow eating seed at feeder.
“Invasion of the Starling Fledglings”
This spring we had about 12 Starling fledglings (pretty sure from more than one brood). They made a lot of noise and the parents were constantly busy.