Author: Torrie Reed

what time of day do hummingbirds feed

What Time Of Day Do Hummingbirds Feed?

Hummingbirds are prolific eaters. They use up a huge amount of energy and need to feed several times an hour throughout the day. They generally rest at night then first thing in the morning they’re busy at the feeders. Let’s take a closer look at when they eat. When do […]

is red dye bad for hummingbirds

Is Red Dye Bad For Hummingbirds?

When making sugar water for hummingbirds a lot of people are unsure whether or not to add red dye to the mixture. It is generally considered that red dye is harmful to hummers, but this hasn’t actually been proven. Earlier dyes were associated with carcinogens, so they were avoided before […]

do woodpeckers mate for life

Do Woodpeckers Mate For Life?

Most woodpecker species are monogamous and will mate for life. Some species, such as the Acorn Woodpecker are polygamous, and the female will mate with several birds during the mating season. Finding a mate While some birds entertain their mates with impressive courtship displays, the woodpecker prefers to drum to […]

do woodpeckers eat other birds

Do Woodpeckers Eat Other Birds!?

If you were to ask others if they thought woodpeckers ate other birds, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they do not. Woodpeckers have a reputation for being noisy and a bit of a pest, but not for eating other birds. The reality is that some species do sometimes eat […]

why do woodpeckers peck wood

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

As the name suggests, woodpeckers always seem to be making holes in wood. They can peck up to 12,000 times every day, and when they peck, they have a purpose. Some people think that when they are drilling holes in your home they are simply being a pest, but they […]

do woodpeckers get headaches

How Do Woodpeckers Not Hurt Their Brains!?

You’d think that banging your head on wood all day would give you a massive headache. If we tried it, we’d certainly do ourselves some harm, but woodpeckers have their own ways of protecting their head and their brain. Why do woodpeckers peck? If you see a woodpecker pecking it […]

when do orioles migrate north

When Do Orioles Migrate North?

Orioles are beautiful, colorful birds and for most of us we get to see them during their summer migration. Although there are about 30 species of oriole, there are only 5 which we commonly see. Some species are resident all year round, while others spend winter in the south and […]

why do orioles like grape jelly

Why Do Orioles Like Grape Jelly!?

When orioles migrate for the summer, they bring a splash of color to Central and Northern America. To tempt them to your garden, you need to be prepared for the first birds to arrive in early spring and providing the right food is a good way to start. Once they’ve […]