hummingbirds: don’t love them to death

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what you need to know about the responsibility of feeding humming birds.  what you don’t know can kill them.  please either follow the things in this article or simply don’t put out feeders. good intentions are deadly to these small birds.  for instance, 3 days is it for the nectar in a feeder. after that, pour it out, wash the feeder, not using soap, but vinegar and water or if there is mold on the feeder because “you forgot about it”, use bleach.  the instructions in this article are detailed and accurate. i’ve had a hummingbird sanctuary for 7 years.  they stay all year long.  they bring so much joy and their lives are hard enough without well meaning humans, harming them out of well meant actions.

follow this link for the full article: don’t love your hummingbirds to death

hummingbird after laying first egg – YouTube

hummingbird after laying first egg – YouTube.

this is the nest on my deck. i have watched her build her nest from the ground up and lay 2 eggs.  she is very busy.  her nest is right by our slider door. we go in and out and so do our animals.  doesn’t seem to bother her.  she is out of the weather, has a decent wind break and is up high enough, that no one bothers her.

she is an ANNA hummingbird and this location is in the bay area, california.  i feel very blessed to get to look into her little life and the lives she’s responsible for.