Sunday, September 17, 2006


I think this hummer was "backing up" and probably ended up being surprised instead of hurt.


Neocon said...


Is it true that hummingbirds are NOT attracted to the color red? I've heard that red sugar water is not necessary to attract hummers, but I notice all feeders are red. Can you clear this up for me?

BTW, enjoy your trip to France!

Stormy said...

Neo -

They seem to be very attracted to red. Marc always wears a red shirt and when he wears a red hat too, they go after his ears and "humm" around his face.

OTOH -- we ran out of pre-packaged food and put plain (non-red) sugar water in the feeder and they're still using that feeder, so both are probably correct. They're definitely attracted to red, but it may not be absolutely necessary.


P.S. I just got in today, so that's off the top of my head -- which is only barely functioning!