Fall is gently moving into the forest. Cool nights less than 50 degrees, leaves are starting to fall. Hummers go to bed at approx 8:45 PM and arise a few minutes after 7AM.
Nectar feeders are taken down every night, cleaned and placed indoors to prevent them from being raided and carried away by the raccoons:)
At 6AM feeders are filled with warm nectar and repositioned. This morning, at 7:03 our hummers appeared.
They "check" on the feeders, first thing in the morning and immediately head for the floral banquets.
Floral nectar is preferred and abundant: nasturtiums, petunias, zinnias, obedient plants, cardinal flowers, blue Lobelia, dicentria luxuriant bleeding hearts, lantanas, salvias, liatris, Rose Mallow, Hibiscus, Indian Pinks, purple hyssop and butterfly bushes. All planted in masses, so it's easy for humners to gorge :)
Throughout the day, they play, perch, and "check on the feeders" just to make sure their feeders are still
Major nectar consumption takes place in the floral nectar beds.
Latitude: 43.6 Longitude: -84.4
Observed by: Tilly
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