Hummingbirds are the most colorful and mysterious birds on earth. They are so small and fast, that the beating of their wings actually makes a noise. They are the epitome of delicacy and it’s a real enjoyment to see one in your garden.
The hummingbird lives in warm climates, and it would be almost impossible for them to survive in cold climates. They were extremely rare a few years ago, but now they can be seen more and more around cities and forests. This is hopefully a sign that their population is increasing.
These small birds are not very social, and you will rarely see more than a few of them in the same place. Even when they find a feeder, they try to avoid other birds. They have their own territory, and the males especially will fight to protect it. The females build nests in their territory and they will not allow any other female to come near. Some of them will even try to steal materials from other females to build their own nests, and it’s not rare to see them fighting.
As for their food, they eat nectar and small bugs. They are so intelligent that they seem to actually know how long it takes for a certain flower to refill. In addition, they remember where they find food in feeders and they visit the place very often. If you want to bring some of them into your garden, just place a feeder in the trees and you will be able to admire them every day. With time, they will learn who is filling the feeder and they will come around the person who does this. They are, indeed, amazing creatures.