The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69578 Message #1487324
Posted By: Ebbie
18-May-05 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Hummingbirds
Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbirds
Interestingly, this is about the time of year that we take DOWN our humminbird feeders. The sugar water attract bears so it's an official No No.
Alaska has only one kind of hummingbird - the Ruby-throated - but there are a lot of them and they feed on all kinds of flowers and blossoms. A friend of mine has a regular colony of them and he says they are aggressive to each other and fight all the time.
I once found a hummer in my sun porch. It was a very hot day and the wee bird couldn't find its way out. I put up a broom- brush end first- and it clung to the bristles. I took the little bird gently in my hand and went to the door. There I opened my hand and flattened my palm. It sat there looking around until I waved my hand before it flew away. It seemed none the worse for the experience.