I am very fortunate to be visited by hummingbirds all year long in my Arizona garden. For that very reason, I have a hummingbird feeder hanging in front of my kitchen window, where I spend much of my time looking out at my vegetable garden. The majority of hummingbird visits are from Anna’s hummingbirds.
This winter, I have three different hummers that make regular visits each day.
One of my visitors takes a rather unique approach to feeding.
First, he flies near the feeder and then…
He flies around the rim to see if there is any sugar/water for him to taste before he settles in to do some serious feeding.
It almost reminds me of a child who takes a small taste of their food before deciding that they like it enough to eat it.
This little hummer visits my feeder 2 – 3 times an hour and I never get tired of watching him.
How about you? Do you have a regular hummingbird that visits your feeder?
Any experiences with ‘picky’ hummingbirds?
Learn more about Anna’s hummingbirds including where they got their name, here.