Fire Ants at the hummingbird feeder
There are fire ants on the hummingbird feeder. The hummingbirds have not come yet. Should I get an ant moat or is there a cheaper option?
Any ideas on how to get rid of the ants? Will the hummingbirds come if the ants are there? Will they bite the hummers?
Rufous Hummingbird is back!
Rufous is back!
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Rufous Hummingbird at our feeder!
Young male Rufous Hummingbird at our feeder! He’s been here 6 times so far!
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
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