Fall is seeping into North Texas, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. People are starting to re-imurge from their homes, spending more and more time outside.
People aren’t the only ones increasing their outdoor activity. Hummingbirds are gearing up for their migration south, and will be eating extra amounts of food to fuel them for the long journey. Be sure to keep those feeders up through October (or longer if you continue to see activity in your yard)!
Did you know:
Hummingbirds migrate alone?
If you’ve ever seen a hummingbird protect its favorite feeder, this won’t come as a shock to you. They’re solitary little guys.
Not all hummingbirds migrate.
If you live in southern parts of California or Texas you could keep your hummers all year long.
They can eat up to twice their weight per day during migration.
Who knew such little bodies could hold so much?
It takes around 2 weeks to complete their migration journey.
Whew! That’s enough to make me tired just thinking about it!
Some hummingbirds (Ruby Throats) can fly non stop over the Gulf of Mexico!
No wonder they eat so much before and during their journey!