When to Hang Hummingbird Feeders
When to hang hummingbird feeders in the spring is a question often asked.
As far as we are concerned, the arrival of the hummingbirds seems like nothing less than a miracle.Since we live in the northern most part of the northeastern United States, our anticipation of the return of our hummingbirds comes mingled with concern over their survival.
We understand that the hummingbird has an extra long migration to our backyard.
How did the tiny hummingbirds travel this far?
What difficulties did they encounter along the migration route?......Learn more about hummingbird migration.
So to help them as much as possible, we put up our feeders as soon as the weather begins to get warm during the day.
Generally speaking the Ruby-throated hummingbird begins its spring migration from their winter homes in the south during the months of March and April.
In some states it isn’t necessary to take down or put up hummingbird feeders.The Anna’s hummingbird is the only hummingbird that does not migrate and lives in the Southwestern United States..... Learn more about the Anna’s hummingbird.
Remember to bring in your feeders to keep the nectar from freezing if a late cold snap does occur.
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