After several attempts to lure some hummingbirds to our yard, we finally hit the jackpot!
Mr AVO read an article about these lovely creatures online and decided to make his own
sugar water for our feeders.
On the first attempt, the ants got into the mixture so quickly, they clogged up the entire feeder. We were reluctant to use any chemicals around these little guys as it would be toxic for them. He sprayed the fence post with ant spray and soaked the bottom of it where they would start their trek upward and then waited a day or so for the chemicals to dissipate.
This is an amazing shot for me...couldn't believe I got it.
Those tiny little feet are used only for perching...not for walking.
I know that the feeder doesn't make for a great shot but wanted to show him up close
Well, now that these little creatures have found the sugar water, they pretty much ignore the flowers we planted to attract them!!!
They are coming in droves...hubby says that they must have alerted all the hummingbirds in our area. One would think by looking at them that they would be delicate little things...they swoop and swerve and knock each other off the feeders and squawk the entire time...I never realized that they were such noisy little guys. If I look out in the early AM, I sometimes see as many as 12-15 of them flying and squawking and feeding.
I've also read that our birds here on the west coast come from Mexico City...they are migratory. The round trip is about 6,000 miles...amazing! Also read that they have the largest brain for their size in the bird world.
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