Hummers frightened away?
For the first time this year on Sat. morning I finally saw a hummingbird about 4 hours apart (same one or two different ones I don't know) approach my feeder which has been out many weeks. Both times it hovered for a few seconds and then both times a Starling and/or a Grackle flew onto the scene and the hummers left without ever landing. There have been no hummers since.
Are hummingbirds easily frightened away? Last year I had many small birds and Doves feeding in the same general area and they still came to drink.
I have moved the feeding stations for the bigger birds further away and had already decided to try and gradually get them to leave. They just moved in over the winter and I felt they needed to eat also. I do hate to take away the peanuts the Downies and Carolina Wrens love but I really want some Hummingbirds!!
Sorry this is so long But if anybody has any insight I would appreciate it. Will they come back?