Well we're just getting started with our hot weather in the Penninsula part of the SF Bay Area. Right now(3:12pm Pac) it's 102 degrees and it top out till 5:00pm and then it will be around 107.Glad to see you are doing well with your outdoor pets. They are magical birds.
It's time for an indoor pet now.
Actually things have been working out very well since day one. I found out about preference tho, the red and yellow was the first feeder bought, the predominantly blue one maybe a week later. Color doesn't matter, it location, location, location. Which ever feeder is in the small tree is the one favored.
Well I don't know the logistics of your area but neither the birdbath(Approx $45) or the solar fountain($17 and 4 outa 5 stars with over 9,000 reviews)were very expensive. Once you get the fountain there's only one rule, don't let it be waterless and still in the sun sucking air. If it's just too hot and too much water is being used, I take a dry dishcloth for the palm of my hand and a black bandana, pick the pump up, blocking the sun in the process and cover it with the black bandana.Dang it. Now I feel my hummers are neglected. They don't have a fountain. Good photo Cyber.
Well good for you and your hummingbirds of course. Looks like you'll need a little glue for that perch or just go with the three that are left. I am totally convinced hummers would rather perch and eat than hover and eat. Yes they can easily hover and eat but just to get a tad of relaxing while they eat seems to be preferred.Stopped at Tractor Supply and bought another feeder. Laid it carefully on the pickup seat and then tossed a bag of can cat food on it, breaking off one of the perches. Put it up yesterday evening and got customers immediately. There is a big battle going on this morning, with the boss bird trying to defend three feeders.
New feeder. Bird on perch. My photo skills suck.
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Well you have a lot more areial combat participants that my location has. Still I don't think it matters much pertaining to perching and attack. Some are young and learning what's ok and what's not.This morning looked like the Battle of Britain in the air above the feeders. About 15 hummers all battling for a spot at a feeder. I saw one disadvantage of using the perch. The perched bird is vulnerable to a side attack. Some use the perch and others just hover.