Hummingbirds are hard to capture and the only way found so far is to cheat a bit with a backyard feeder filled with sugar water. The food is just sugar and water (no additives, no color, etc) and replaced at least 1x / week if not consumed. Hummingbirds just do not seem to like older food.

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For those of you who know about hummingbirds, you’ll see at least 2 different kinds and maybe a third … one subspecies never leaves and the others seem to migrate seasonally. Regardless, they are some of my favorite backyard visitors – especially when the jostle and air-battle for the territory around the feeder.