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June 7, 2011 10:00 PM Subscribe
Why do hummingbirds get along at this particular feeder and not at others?
posted by NoraReed to pets & animals (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There's this hummingbird feeder at the Rio Grande Nature Center in ABQ, NM, right outside the observation window, and there are frequently multiple hummingbirds drinking from the same feeder there. I've never seen this happen at other feeders; usually the hummingbirds seem to get in fights and drive each other away. (My dad, a regular at the RGNC, asked some of the volunteers there what it is about that particular feeder, and they said they didn't know, but there are other feeders at the reserve and they seem to be one-at-a-time feeders where hummingbirds will chase each other away.) Here's a blog entry with pictures of the feeder
(the second and third photos are of the one I'm talking about where the hummers seem to get along), in case it's something special about that particular feeder.
What's up with that? Is there something magic about this feeder?