Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hummingbird activity in my garden

Equipment: Nikon Coolpix S3000, SLIK AF2100 head, Gitzo GT3541XLS tripod. I have 5 more feeders and this activity is an accurate sample you would see on each feeder. During July/August when the hummingbirds are most active, there are approximately 45-55 hummingbirds on/around the feeders or feeding from the garden flowers during various times of the day, with the lowest activity the lower 20's. They will consume an average of 1.75 - 2 gallons or ~ 6.5 liters of sugar water every 24 hours - that's a minimum.

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