“Help, I’m seeing other birds at my hummingbird feeder!” If you’ve ever said this, you’re not alone. Many bird-loving gardeners hang hummingbird feeders in an attempt to attract local species of this delightfully tiny avian. Then they discover other species of birds have invaded the feeders and chased the hummers away. If this conundrum has you positively frustrated, there are some simple solutions you can try. Why are Other Birds at My Hummingbird Feeder? Have you ever wondered, “Do other birds use a hummingbird feeder?” The answer is yes. If you’re seeing other birds on hummingbird feeders, it’s because they are also hungry. Compared to mammals, most birds have high metabolic rates. This means they must consume more calories per ounce of body weight each day. The sugar-water solution used in hummingbird feeders is a high energy meal. How Do Other Birds Use a Hummingbird Feeder? Like hummingbirds, other birds […]
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