“The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.”
― Alexander von Humboldt, Works of Alexander von Humboldt
This petite hummer looks like a chubby little fellow. But looks are deceiving-it weighs less than two pennies! It has fluffed its feathers to capture air to maintain warmth during cold weather.
Most hummingbirds visit feeders during the warmer months, but a few hardy souls visit during the winter months. Many of these late comers are not commonly seen in the local area. While this encourages hummer fans to keep their feeders out, fans must remember to keep the feeders clean and filled with fresh sugar water.
The feeder pictured is dishwasher safe, and holds about a cup of liquid. The guiding factor in choosing a feeder is how easy it is to clean. Learn everything necessary about feeding hummingbirds at hummingbirds.net.
Camera bugs should hang feeders in locations for perfect shots as well as avoiding disturbance of the subjects. The pictured feeder hangs on an east facing porch. Hummers are known to return to the same feeder every year at the same time of the year.
Click here to learn more about hummer visitors in Alabama.