It’s almost that time of year when the Ruby-Throat Hummingbirds are bound for that perilous journey from their winter grounds in Central America. Flying thousands of miles across the Gulf of Mexico, they will flood the eastern parts of the U.S. to the delight of many backyard birders. At the same time, the Black-chinned Hummingbirds and others will migrate out of Mexico and settle in the central and western U.S.
Hummingbird feeders are not the only thing to attract the tiny jewels to your yard. New birding accessories like the leaf mister are absolute hummingbird magnets–they will flit, fly and dance through the gentle spray! The newest hummingbird accessory is the Hummer Helper. This is a flat wire basket filled with a special nesting material proven to be used by hummingbirds. The Hummingbird Society even endorsed this product, and will feature it in their upcoming newsletter! Separate refills are available too.