So you think you've seen hummingbirds in action? Wait until you see the PBS documentary Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air. This behind-the-scenes video with the film maker has some amazing shots of hummingbirds filmed with a high speed camera. (To watch Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air visit PBS.org.) The filmmaker Ann Prum says it best when she says, "We thought that they were delicate and jewel-like." But the high speed cameras show they are athletic, competitive, Spartan-like warriors. Watch and you will be amazed.
Besides the selection of annuals listed in our previous post (Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden - Part 1), you can also attract hummingbirds with a simple feeder. At Victoria Gardens we carry hanging hummingbird feeders and window mounted feeders. Watching from inside lets you get a up-close look at the speedy little birds.
(These suction cup hooks can hold other types of bird feeders as well - they hold up to 6 lbs.)
Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden - Part 1
Attract Hummingbirds to Your Gardens - Part 2
Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden - Part 3
Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden - Part 4