- The hummingbirds must become used to your yard and the best way to achieve this is to offer them multiple sugar-water feeders.
- As the number of hummingbirds visiting your feeders increases, you must start spending time outside in order to get the birds used to your presence. This will take some time and in the beginning presence may drive the birds away. You must be patient and persistent. Eventually, the birds will come back.
- Once the birds are used to your presence there, you can hold a sugar-water feeder in your hand. Over time, the birds should eventually begin feeding from the feeder you are holding.
- On a day where you have a great deal of hummingbirds visiting your feeders, you will want to remove all but one of your hummingbird feeders. Next, you will want to place a small container filled with sugar-water in the palm of your hand. For example, when Abigail did this she used an old milk jug lid.
- Now comes the hard part, you must sit outside and wait. This takes time and patience. You will want to choose a day when you have a large number of hummingbirds visiting your yard and you will want to remove all other food sources, because this will improve your chances of success.
Mom this video made me think of you., because this is exactly the type of video that you would have enjoyed being able to view. So mom, I’d like to believe that in heaven we are still able to enjoy all the same things that we did while here on this Earth. If this is true, I know that you are up there enjoying this video right along with the rest of us.
This video is about the courtship of Anna’s hummingbird or Calypte annae. The courtship of this bird is marked by the extraordinary display of the male soaring and diving in flight. After mating, the female gathers materials to build a nest and lays two eggs. Once hatched, the chicks are fed predigested food.
This is the type of video that truly fascinates me, because it is so rare for the average individual to ever have the opportunity to witness the courtship of any species of hummingbird. Enjoy the video and happy hummingbird watching everyone! Until next time…