Watching Backyard Birds
Everybody loves hummingbirds. Even those who otherwise have little interest in birds seem to be attracted to these amazing creatures. Many hummer species are long-distance migrants, traveling thousands of miles each year between their southern wintering grounds and their northern breeding areas. Hummers are the only birds capable of flying backwards and upside down. Seemingly effortlessly, these colorful sprites maneuver through the air, their iridescent feathers sparkling, adding a flare of magic wherever they go.
So how does one lure these winged jewels into the backyard for easy viewing? Better yet, how does one keep hummingbirds hanging around throughout the entire season? Attracting back-yard hummingbirds is not as difficult as you might think. Like all birds, hummers need food, water, and shelter. Here are a few tips to help you provide these basic necessities for your backyard hummingbirds.