This time of year, you never know what you'll see coming through. Songbirds, waterfowl, and even hummingbirds can cross your yard during the migration. Unfortunately, many hummingbirds, especially males, become territorial about their favorite feeder. A single male will often defend his favorite feeder, chasing away the less-dominant birds. During migration, ample nectar is often the key to survival. As a bird-lover, you need to be especially observant at this critical time of year.
If you notice any of your birds becoming territorial, hang another feeder at least 10 feet from the first. Equally critical during a warm fall, such as this one, keep all feeders up at least four weeks after you observe the last hummingbird. For several years, hummingbirds have been observed year-round in North Carolina--both Ruby Throated and Anna's!
"Hummingbirds are small angels of fleeting joy." - Anonymous
Be prepared for your moment of joy and that opportunity to observe a rare bird during this fall's migration. Make sure you pick up an additional hummingbird feeder today!