Author: Torrie Reed

are hummingbirds friendly to humans

Are Hummingbirds Friendly To Humans?

Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures who are, on the whole, friendly towards humans. After all we are so much bigger than them and we feed them so why would they want to attack us? Reasons Hummingbirds Can Attack Considering their size, hummingbirds can be aggressive, but most of the time if […]

how to stop a bully hummingbird

How To Stop A Bully Hummingbird!

When hummingbird season arrives it’s great to see them come and investigate your yard before feeding. You may find, however, that one or two seem to be bullying the others. To find out how you stop a bully hummingbird, you first need to find out what it is that makes […]

best way to clean a hummingbird feeder

Best Way To Clean A Hummingbird Feeder

Watching a hummingbird feed is a wonderful sight. They can’t seem to get enough of sugar water, which is why you need to make sure they have a pleasant and tasty experience every time they visit your feeder. Why Cleaning Your Feeder Is Important If you turned up the restaurant […]

how to keep hummingbird feeders from freezing

How To Keep Hummingbird Feeders From Freezing

Hummingbirds aren’t known for living in cold weather climates, but during the breeding season some species do fly north, and some species are now resident in the US.  If the temperature drops, sugar water can freeze and the birds will go hungry. Colder weather also means that other food sources […]

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 […]