Author: Torrie Reed

can hummingbirds use oriole feeders

Can Hummingbirds Use Oriole Feeders?

The design of hummingbird feeders and oriole feeders is different but that doesn’t mean that these birds cannot use the feeders interchangeably. Hummingbirds are smaller than orioles so they will have no issue sticking their beak into the larger feeding holes of oriole feeders. Have you ever spotted a hummingbird […]

what should you feed orioles

What Should You Feed Orioles?

You can feed orioles many of the same foods as hummingbirds; nectar, fruit jelly, fresh juicy fruit and insects or mealworms. Orioles are also famous for loving the color orange so ripe oranges or other orange foods are a great way to attract orioles to your backyard. If you would […]

are bird baths good for birds

Are Bird Baths Good for Birds?

Bird baths can play a very important role in the health and well-being of any bird. While it can be fun to watch them splashing in the water, preening and looking after their feathers is an important factor for any bird’s health. They also need a supply of drinking water […]

where do hummingbirds come from

Where Do Hummingbirds Come From?

Hummingbirds live in North, Central and South America and parts of the Caribbean. Some species migrate north during the summer for breeding then head back home for the warmer winter months. Where you can find hummingbirds Hummers prefer to live in warmer climates, and with over 350 species, they can […]

do hummingbirds change color

Do Hummingbirds Change Color?

Hummingbirds always seem to be changing color, but do they really? The answer to this has a lot to science and the hummingbirds’ iridescent plumage. It is this which makes it seem as if they are changing color when in fact they are not. Young hummingbirds do of course change […]

how often do hummingbirds sleep

How Often Do Hummingbirds Sleep?

Hummingbirds use up so much energy in the course of the day that they must rest during the night. They have developed their own system of sleep to help them use as little energy as possible so they wake refreshed. The hummingbird’s day Everything about the hummingbird uses energy, so […]

when do hummingbirds migrate south

When Do Hummingbirds Migrate South?

Sightings of humming birds are very welcome in gardens all over the country. Knowing when they migrate can help you to get prepared, so you can invite them to spend a few weeks enjoying your garden. Migrating hummers start to appear in southern states in March, and reach Alaska and […]