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See Less Hummingbirds In Midsummer And Here's Why
During the midsummer months, you might notice a decline in hummingbird activity around your feeders, a change driven by the seasonal shifts and natural behaviors of these birds.
Some species begin their migration to warmer climates as early as midsummer, particularly in colder regions, which can significantly reduce the local hummingbird population.
Moreover, male hummers become highly territorial during the nesting season, defending their claimed food sources, such as your feeder, which may deter other birds from approaching.
Meanwhile, female hummingbirds are typically occupied with incubating their eggs and later caring for their nestlings, leaving them little time to visit feeders.
As the eggs hatch, hummingbirds often shift their focus from feeders to flowers, seeking protein-rich insects to nourish their young, thus making your feeder less of a priority.