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Food for Hummingbirds

In this video, Oklahoma Gardening’s Kim Rebek explains that hummingbird feeders can stay out in the landscape well into the fall to help hummingbirds get energy prior to their migration. In addition, you will discover some of the plants on which Oklahoma’s hummingbirds are known to feed.

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Why Fall Hummingbird Watching Is Better

Yes, I know that hummingbird migration occurs in both the spring and fall each year, but I like many people believe that some of the best hummingbird watching can occur during fall migration. Since the arrival of fall is not too far away, I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch the migrating hummingbirds. This post will explain the reasons why I believe that fall migration is a better opportunity for hummingbird watching.

Fall is a great time to attract hummingbirds. The first reason that I prefer the fall migration over spring migration is because the hummingbirds seem to pass through in more concentrated numbers. Also, during the fall, the hummingbirds will be taking their time in search of a good winter feeding territory. As a result, the hummingbirds are more likely to settle for a week or two at a feeding station. Please keep in mind that it is important that hummingbird feeders remain up even through late fall in order to help ensure that migrating birds can feed during their long migratory journey.

It would seem that where you live would largely determine whether or not you most prefer the spring or fall migration of the hummingbirds. I am just expressing my own opinion on why I enjoy the fall migration the best. What is your opinion and why? Let me hear what it is you have to say on the subject.

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Why Hummingbirds Fly Alone

When a hummingbird migrates it will fly the same flight path or flight zone repeatedly. A hummingbird will follow the same flight path or flight zone they did the first time the journey was made. This post will help you discover why hummingbirds travel alone on their migration journey rather then as part of a group.

There are various reasons why hummingbirds make the migration journey alone. The small size of the hummingbird makes it more difficult for most predators to spot them and the same could not be said if these birds traveled as a group rather then alone. Even along the way of their migration journey, hummingbirds need to stop and feed regularly at a flower or hummingbird feeder. If the journey was not made alone, the birds would be fighting over the food source. During hummingbird flight, the birds do not have enough body mass to cause a wake in the air currents to aid the other birds.

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