Enjoy Hummingbirds In The Garden
Hummingbirds are one of the most delightful and enjoyable birds to watch. One can almost feel joyous as the flit in and out of the garden stopping at the flowers they love the most.
The best way to attract these birds to your garden is to provide them with the natural food they desire, either by the use of plants or feeders.
One of the best strategies is to plant flowers and shrubs that they like in several areas of the yard rather just in one place. By doing this, you can watch as the hummingbirds zip back and forth between the gardens. The other reason for doing this is that hummingbirds tend to be territorial. They may actually fight to keep other hummingbirds out of “their” flowers.
Also, remember to plant some plants that will bloom later in the season. Hummingbirds do migrate but may hang around longer if they have a good nectar source available. This can also be accomplished by keeping several feeders stocked.
Avoid using chemicals, especially pesticides, on any flowers you select as food sources for birds. Hummingbirds also eat tiny insects as part of their diet and pesticides on plants can then kill adult birds and their young.
Some Things To Keep In Mind To Attract Hummingbirds
- Hummingbirds like open space. Provide lots of space for the to fly and hover round in.
- Hummingbirds do not have a good sense of smell. They rely on bright colors to find their food.
- They love water, especially if it is moving. A fountain or sprinkler is perfect for them.
- Red is their favorite color.
- Brightly colored, tubular shaped flowers hold the most nectar and thus, are favored by hummingbirds.
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