Irresitable Rufous Hummingbirds trust Maise.
Migrating rufous hummingbirds are famous for their extraordinary flight skills. The hummingbirds remember feeders and flowers along the way to their breeding grounds. Due to climate change, many flowers that the birds feeds on during the breeding season have started blooming prior to the birds’ arrival. The rufous may arrive to late to feed on the flowers.
Rufous hummingbirds have remarkable memory so they remember feeders/flowers along the way. They avoid flowers that they recently alredy emptied and those that were empty.
But can they remember faces?
Maise lives on Vancouver Island and she loves hummingbirds. Below are a couple of beautiful videos of Maise and hummingbirds. Perfect vidoes to capture kids’ interest in these remarkable birds. Go here to learn more about hummingsbirds.
Photo: By USFWS Mountain-Prairie – Rufous hummingbird at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74758338