Hummingbird feeding times

timjcJune 22, 2010

What time of day do hummingbirds generally look for nectar? Is it early morning, late evening or throughout the day. I haven't seen any sign of activity yet.

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daislander(Van. Island B.C Z 8)

an hour after dawn and at dusk here west coast bc

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 1:09AM
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tracey_nj6(6)

I see mine occasionally after I get home from work at 5:30 and while I'm out watering, but the heaviest activitiy by one imparticular male is definitely dusk, between 8:30-8:50. I peek out my windows from 7am thru 8am but never see them. Dusk has always been the best time for me to see more activity.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 10:51AM
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opal52(z7b GA)

Currently, we see them most frequently early morning just after daybreak, and at dusk. They visit feeders throughout the day as well but seem to spend lots of time resting in trees, perhaps tending nests. I don't know where you are in zone 7. The busy activity (highest number of birds) in our area usually starts in August.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 12:25PM
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hummersteve

Early morning and at twilight. Go outside with your coffee just after dawn is best in that first hour I would say between 6 and 7. In the evening my best times are 8:30-9:30

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 10:35PM
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donald lucius(4)

i don't have many hummers this year? a few show up at sunup and a few after sunset but only an occasional one during the day

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 8:27PM
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hummersteve

The way I understand they have to feed first thing in the morning after coming out of torpor[a condition they go into to survive the night] and then of course thruout the day. Then the next important feeding time is just before they quit for the day. They usually will spend a good bit of time at a feeder just before dark filling that tank for the long night ahead.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 6:38PM
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