Friday, April 21, 2017
|Hummingbird at feeder|
Photo by Jerry Pickard
A reader asks:
I recently relocated a hummingbird feeder (wasn't having much luck) to a spot under my front eave, and success! It's been found and they seem to like being out of the weather for a bit.
My question is : Is it normal for a hummer to perch on a feeder for a lengthy time? (5 min +) I'm just amazed one would come to a stop like this.
Chris the Bird Lady responds:
It is not unusual for a hummer to do so, especially if the feeder is under cover, and it is wet out.
I have hummers that will stay for a while, then have to leave when another more dominate male chases it off.
I have one feeder with a weather cover where a hummer sat for long times repeatedly when it was snowing.
Chris the Bird Lady