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Eating Dawn To Dusk
Hummingbirds start feeding as early as forty-five minutes before sunrise and keep feeding until dusk. The tiny birds quickly use up fuel during the day as they fly south, search for food, hover to feed at flowers, snatch insects, and battle with other birds at favorite food sources. The energy stored by the end of a day is usually sufficient for a hummer to keep warm overnight in cooler temperatures. Each morning and early evening hummingbirds feed to replenish their energy reserves.

"At 6:30 this morning it was 33 degrees Fahrenheit. I put feeders out and within minutes a juvenile male arrived for a drink."
Leslie in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, September 17, 2013

"A female is still here at dusk. It's going to frost tonight. Brrr!"
Wayne in New Brunswick, Canada, September 16, 2013

Hummingbird eating from sunrise to dusk
Patricia Kurz