Hummingbird, Nectaring from Flowers
Sightings report image

Date: 09/18/2022

Number: 5

7:17 AM, 65 degrees with a warm, gentle, rain. Three of the girls slept in the dogwood tree and sailed out, into the flowers,when daylight arrived.

In the east habitat, our small jeweled guests slept in the depths of a large stand of oak leaf hydrangeas.

They're ignoring the feeders and enjoying the floral banquets:

Salvia, impatients, lantana, nasturtiums, butterfly bushes, coral bells, clematis, clematis ragouchi, pink turtle heads,phlox,and perching on the twigs (that have been placed in their banquet areas for perching) before the next round of floral banquets :)

The salvia in this picture is in a large, tall, pot, (so this plant over 5 feet high). This pot is surrounded by additional salvias,planted in the ground,layered with a butterfly bush,clematis ragouchi,coral bells and nasturtiums.

"Layering flowers is important" when you're creating a hummingbird
banquet :)

Layering provides small end-of-the-season guests the opportunity to 'gorge' on an abundance of flowers in close proximity.

Happy everything, everyone.

Sanford, MI

Latitude: 43.6 Longitude: -84.4

Observed by: Tilly
Contact Observer

The observer's e-mail address will not be disclosed.
Contact will be made through a web-based form.


HomeMapsSightingsSearchContact Facebook   Pinterest   Twitter