How big are they? When do Hummers make nest?
I have a feeder in my front yard with one angry hummer (Apple you were right they are mean ). There is one bird constantly chirping when the others come around. I was out there watching this for about an hour last night. Must be 6 or more trying to get to the feeder. But the one keeps fending them off. Bad for the others but it is cool watching them battle. I just stand there and chill and there will be 3-4+ hummers buzzing right past my head at Mach 3.
I'm not sure if there is a nest in the tree or just one super hungry/territorial bird that doesn't want to share. I have looked the tree over and over (it is a small maple maybe 12 foot tall or so) and I can't find anything at all. This gets the selfish hummer all upset buzzing around me and chirping like mad. But I just can't see anything in the tree I'm sure the nest are small.
I did put up another feeder around back about 15 minutes ago. They have already found it. There are a couple of them out there now.
On another note I forgot or was too lazy to put up my feeder in front till a short while ago. I hadn't seen hardly any hummers at all, again within minutes I had them coming and now there is a huge horde of them always hanging around. They sure know how to find food that is for sure.
For anyone interested in making their own food (it's soooo much cheaper than buying premade) it's 4-1 water - sugar. So 4 cups water and one cup sugar (or 8-2 or whatever you get the idea) . Boil the water for a few minutes to purify it than add the sugar till dissolved boil for another min or so let cool. No need for food coloring. How easy is that?
Gonna go check out my feeder now, they are already swarming it.