Author: Torrie Reed

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 […]

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 […]