|My warning is to ALWAYS keep your garage doors closed. If a hummer flies in, they cannot find their way out. Their only thought is to fly up, which is toward the roof of the garage, not the open door. I have had to go after the distressed birds with the net we use to clean the pond with, or, when they are really exhausted, our hands. One hummer I actually gave some sugar water to via a syringe, which I poked it's beak into, as it did not have the energy to perch on the rim of my feeder. At times, I think hummers give a new definition to the word "bird brain"!|
Cathy, west central IL, z5b
On Aug 13, 2014, at 8:50 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
And I make my own hummer food too...a LOT cheaper. I no longer hang the feeders close to my kitchen or bedroom window because they fight and then hit a window, sometimes killing one. No deaths this year, but I saw one hit the window during a wide chase and it fell. I ran outside and picked it up and held it for a long time. It finally snapped out of it and flew off...thankfully.