Stunning birds

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2012
Stunning birds
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 10:25am

Despite being told not to put up a hummingbird feeder at this time of year, I did it anyways. I am completely stunned and shocked at the response I got from the birds. I had hoped to see one by the time fall weather hit and I am bombarded by dozens of them daily. They "dive" into my yard from every direction and even stop to look in the windows of my house. They are completely amazing to watch. They don't appear to be friendly to each other as only one at a time will actually stop to feed and they seem to "bicker" with each other. I believe I am hooked on bird watching since my first experience with the woodpecker months ago.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 2:30pm

Well done you!

The bickering is probably males as they can be very territorial.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Thu, 09-12-2013 - 9:20am

Oh are so lucky!!  I've learned that not every rule applies in every case.  While you won't get hummingbirds in the Winter...there's really no set date when they will or will not appear.  I tried for years to get hummingbirds in my yard in NJ with no luck.  I've never tried here in VA but I think I will try next year.