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Hummingbirds - Migration, Flowers to Attract Them

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Hummingbirds are perhaps one of the most popular backyard birds. Everybody wants to attract them to their yard.

Which weighs more, a nickel or a Hummingbird? A nickel weighs 5 grams. But, a Hummingbird only weighs four grams.

A Hummingbird flaps it's wings 55 time per second! They use a lot of energy and require high energy food. Hummingbirds eat more insects than nectar. Ants are their favorite insect meal.

Hummingbird Migrations: Hummingbirds migrate to South and Central America in the Fall of the year. In the spring, they return to North America. Hummingbirds follow long established migration routes.

On average, a Hummingbird lives about four years. But, they have been known to live up to 12 years.

Having a Hummingbird feeder near a window where you can view the birds, is a great pleasure. When you buy a feeder, some hummingbird nectar is often included. After that is used up, you can quickly and easily make your own hummingbird nectar. How to Make Hummingbird Nectar


Flowers that Attract Hummingbirds:

Gardeners...looking to attract hummingbirds? The best flowers to attract Hummingbirds are red in color, and tubular in shape.


Four O'Clock
Angel Trumpet
Bee Balm
Canna
Cardinal Climbers
Cathedral Bells
Cleome
Cypress Vine
Day Lily
Delphinium
Fuchsia
Hollyhocks
Mina Lobata / Spanish Flag
Morning Glory
Nemesia
Nicotiana
Penstemon
Primrose
Red Hot Poker
Rose of Sharon
Salvia
Snapdragon
Trumpet Vine
Zinnia




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