With Hummingbirds reported in Ontario, it is the perfect time to get your feeders out, if you haven't already, as well as a good way to 'convince' them to nest in your vicinity! It is also the BEST to time remind everyone to offer CLEAR NECTAR ONLY! Please, for the health and safety of the birds, do not offer any kind of nectar containing colour. The colours of your feeders, along with your blooms & blossoms, will bring the Hummingbirds (and Orioles) to your garden. As well, there should be no colouring in the nectar that you put in your Oriole Feeders. There is no way to prevent Hummingbirds from using an oriole feeder and vice versa....colouring isn't really good for anyone, let alone the birds so the best practice is to err on the side of caution! Please also remember to change your nectar often and keep feeders clean & fresh! Thank you for giving these beauties a helping hand while also enjoying their splendor!!
Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting our Oriole Feeder Sept 2017