[Tweeters] hummingbird feeders

Bill Anderson billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 30 17:36:46 PST 2019


Our local hummers (Anna's and Rufous) are extremely territorial.  One will stake out a feeder and not let another one near it.  The most hummers I have seen perched at one of the feeders on my back deck has been two.  I suspect they were both females (not as territorial as the males) or a female and an immature male.  They were not there very long before they were chased off by a third hummer, a mature male.

To answer your question, a feeder capable of hosting a single bird should be fine.



Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 1:45:03 PM PST, Diann MacRae <tvulture at gmx.com> wrote:

Hi, Tweets Does one have to have one of the fancier hummingbird feeders with room for four birds? We have several feeders up around the house but all are the tube-type feeders - one bird at a time.  I have two outside a kitchen window and occasionally they would go down rather quickly - we always wondered about bats since it seemed to happen at night. Is that plausible? Cheers, Diann
 Diann MacRae
Olympic Vulture Study
22622 - 53rd Avenue S.E.
Bothell, WA 98021
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