Tuesday, January 27, 2015
ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT THE HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION HIGHLIGHTS ON 9 26 B
Here is the buzz about the Hummingbird Migration at Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary: My location in South Texas is on the migration route for birds flying south for the winter. Millions of birds pass overhead, but a few come down for snacks and rest before continuing to Mexico. For at least 50 years I know of, people have been hanging feeders and putting out seed for the migrant travelers.
The birds know the location of every feeder they visit and return each year looking for the food source. Over time, the hummers began to stay longer at my Mom's feeders from days until months. After Mom left, I built a wildlife habitat at my small place, which is 2 miles from Mom's farm. I do not know how 'Mom's herd of hummers' found me, but they did and have been coming here for 10 years now. Of course, I think Mom guided them here. Anyway, more and more come each year, with over 400 observed at the peak in 2014. Four years of drought in the area killed many wild flowers on the route. The feeders saved the birds along with people who plant flowers for these birds. People protecting wildlife and learning to live with them, is the growing trend. Unfortunately, even in these enlightened times, many people kill wildlife and birds for sport or money. My objective was to build a safe sanctuary for the birds, photograph and share them with the world. I am documenting in real time, a real event of the hummingbirds choosing to make Kates Cabin an official gathering spot each year! Any other buzz you hear around here is from the bees! Enjoy!
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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See you next time!