Monday, April 30, 2007


The hummingbirds are in full force this year. Every year since we’ve started feeding them, the numbers have grown. We have two feeders, and consistently have four or five hummers hovering around each of them throughout the day. I’ve been trying like crazy to get good photos of them, but alas, that hasn’t happened yet.

I did run across this website though, that has some excellent photos of hummingbirds as well as maps, other information, etc.

And here's some good information, Q&As, etc. about hummingbirds over on the Birdwatcher's Digest website. And another article there lists the thirteen best plants that will attract those tiny feathered friends!

As well as the food we put out for them, we also grow native plants that they love. One of my favorites are the native salvias. Almost indestructible plants, they bloom off and on all year here, and the bright red and hot pink blooms attract the birds. That's the key--bright colors, and especially red!

dig it!

bobbi c.

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