Author: Torrie Reed

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 people talk about red dye being harmful for hummingbirds, it’s a controversial subject. It’s just as controversial as talking about our children consuming artificial colours. Red Dye that was exposed to rats and mice was shown to be highly carcinogenic and mutagenic. As a mutagen, Red Dye has the […]

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 […]