Hummingbirds – How to Attract Them to your Yard

ID-1004379Summer weather is on here in Florida and the hummingbirds are out and looking for food. Most of the time here you see the black birds, blue jays and on occasion a cardinal, but the hummingbirds are once in while if encouraged to visit flowers or a feeder.

Did You Know?
While they are tiny, they have more feathers per inch than any other bird with the exception of the penguin
Flying is more than just straight ahead for them, they can fly forward, backward, hover and even fly upside down.
Speedy little guys, they can fly up to 30 miles an hour.
Hummingbirds have amazing hearing and vision 4.2% of its body weight is a remarkable brain. They can recall every flower they have visited and know when a flower is ready to generate nectar. Their tongues are forked and have thin extensions to retrieve the nectar from flowers, not straw like as many people think

They like to eat nectar from flowers, but a Hummingbird feeder can give you a chance to see these awesome birds, fly in and out of your yard too.

Check out 8 Tips for Feeding Hummingbirds

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of  Christian Meyn. at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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