Category Archives: Hummingbirds

The Birds and the Bees

If, like millions of other folks, you hang sugar water feeders in your yard to attract hummingbirds, you’ll know this article isn’t about sex education.  I get lots of mail from hummingbird lovers who want to know how to keep … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbirds, those amazing little winged marvels that seem to burn more energy than they consume, are pushovers when it comes to attracting birds to your yard.  Flowers are the simplest way to draw them, especially bright tubular ones like salvia … Continue reading

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The Sapsucker, a Hummingbird’s Best Friend?

If you think ‘woodpecker’ is a funny name for a bird, how would you like to be called a ‘sapsucker’?  Like Rodney Dangerfield, the Picidae family just gets no respect.  There are 22 members of this family in North America, … Continue reading

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Summit County’s Summer Hummers

The eastern half of the U.S. rarely sees but a single hummingbird, the Ruby-throated.  This Mexican resident comes north to nest, braving the Gulf of Mexico during both its spring arrival and fall return.  Similarly, Summit County is home to … Continue reading

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The Hummingbirds of SaddleBrooke

Of SaddleBrooke’s many birds, probably the most fascinating are our hummingbirds. No other birds are so jewel-like, so tiny, so acrobatic or so aggressive. Hummingbirds can fly in ways no other birds can match: vertically, backwards and horizontally, as well … Continue reading

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