Why Do I Have So Many Ruby Throated Hummingbirds In The Summer?



In addition to my recently discovered mystery regarding Wrens and Cardinals eating mealworms, I also seem to have an influx of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  Traditionally, I might see one Ruby Throated Hummingbird in the Summer months, but so far I have counted four.  It’s way too early for them to have already started migrating (typically Sept, Oct for my area), but they are definitely here and feeding from my feeders, bottlebrush plants, and butterfly bush.  While four Hummingbirds doesn’t seem like much, I only had two a week ago and I thought that was unusual.

Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Feeding On Bottlebrush

Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Feeding On Bottlebrush

Don & Kate - The first thing that I thought was migration, but that’s just a guess. We have at least four hummers ourselves in our yard in Bowie MD, two males and two “females” (one of them could be a juvenile). As for your own four birds, enjoy the show!August 6, 2013 – 11:11 am

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