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Do bees at the hummingbird feeders keep the birds away?

Yes, there is actually quite a bit of discussion you can find online. Bees in large numbers can keep hummingbirds away. They don't want to get stung either! However, you can lessen the bees by doing ...
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Does the color of hummingbird nectar make a difference?

Most hummingbirds are attracted to red flowers in the wild. Therefore, a hummingbird feeder should mimic red flowers for best results. The color of the "nectar" itself doesn't matter. After all, ...
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Are there any tips to help hummingbirds find a new feeder?

Hummingbirds find the feeders by sight. Some ways to attract them include: Use a feeder with bright colors. Red seems to be a color that they are particularly attracted to. Try to have colorful, ...
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How should I position my hummingbird feeders to attract the most birds?

My mother and her husband feed hummingbirds rather religiously. They have feeders all over and in every conceivable condition you could possibly imagine. My mother refills all of her feeders on a ...
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Finding dead hummingbirds on my property

I don't know how this works in California, but here in Massachusetts, the Fish and Wildlife folks might want to know about it. Something unusual is going on. Maybe there is some disease going around....
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Finding dead hummingbirds on my property

I'm not a bird expert, much less a hummingbird expert. I can only say what I would do if faced with dead hummingbirds on my property with the knowledge I have just gained by looking into your problem....
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Finding dead hummingbirds on my property

The little birds may have been exposed to insecticides, like Imidacloprid by eating contaminated insects. It doesn't take much Imidacloprid to kill a bird as small as a hummingbird. Imidacloprid was ...
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Does the color of hummingbird nectar make a difference?

The nectar color doesn't make a difference and red nectar should be completely avoided. There is never a time you'll need red nectar. It does not attract more birds, and is likely very dangerous. That ...
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Are perches on humming bird feeders bad for the humming birds?

Published research shows that hypothermia is not at all the same as torpor in hummingbirds. Sleeping is an entirely different condition than either. If the hummingbirds sit on feeder perches to ingest ...
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Finding dead hummingbirds on my property

If the tongue is protruding it could be a case of fungal infection from unclean feeders. Readers please remember to change the nectar every 3-5 days and clean the feeder weekly to keep enjoying these ...
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Hummingbird Behavior in Cold Weather

Hummingbirds enter torpor, a sort of mini-hibernation, when the outside temperature drops. They allow their body temperature to drop down very low (by ~20 deg F or more) and slow their heart rate and ...
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Hummingbird Cam?

I'm not providing specific product recommendations, because that kind of information goes out-of-date very quickly. (In fact, SE discourages shopping questions for that reason.) Instead, here are some ...
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How should I position my hummingbird feeders to attract the most birds?

One thing to consider is how territorial (or not) the hummingbirds in your area are. The Anna's Hummingbirds that we have in western Washington (USA) are reputed to be very territorial. From what I've ...
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