How long can they go without eating...?

ilmbgMay 2, 2013

I worry about the has been in the 40's today, and very, very windy. I have not seen a hummer at the feeder all day.
With their high metabolism, how long can they go without eating. Also, how long can they tolerate high winds/not eating/cooler temps?
Thx.. Worried in San Antonio

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They have to eat every twenty minutes or so. They probably leave your feeder for a more sheltered spot.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 10:12PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Hummingbirds are very adaptable. Remember, they also feed on insects. They are possibly picking off bugs that have taken shelter in cracks and other hiding places.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 12:40AM
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True-feeders are supposed to be only about 25% of their diet...
I did see a couple today.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 11:20PM
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