Today was the first, and earliest sighting of the ruby-throated hummingbird as one visited the nectar feeder for a sip as the salvia plants have yet to bloom.

Which brings up a question, do our visiting hummingbirds prefer flowers or nectar feeders? Lets look inside the numbers from 2020!

2020 Observations: 1382 Sightings visiting 3530 flowers

First Visit: 05/15/20

Last Visit: 09/21/20

Most Daily Sightings: 46

Longest Visit: 24 minutes

Longest Lording from Swing: 22 minutes

Beak Bump: 1x

Hand fed: Several times

Most Visited Plant: 527 visits at Salvia Plant 5

Feeding Stations

Salvia Plants (8) Nector Feeders (3) Other Plants
75.86% (2678 Visits) 14.62% (516 Visits) 9.52% (336 Visits)
Salvia
Feeders
Other

Clearly, the hummingbirds preferred the salvia plants 75% of the time as their primary source of energy!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Birds (Aves)
Order: Hummingbirds, Swifts (Apodiformes)
Family: Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

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