A rare opportunity to catch a hummingbird’s excursion into our garden last summer, was made possible by the cell phone left propped and aimed at the garden ..and a lot of waiting and sifting through many, many dozens of minutes of otherwise boring footage. It took a bit of effort, and while it was quite worth all the trouble I probably won’t be pursuing a career in nature films any time soon.
If you’re looking to attract Hummingbirds to your home, you’re almost assured success by adding Bee Balm to your garden. There are a wide range of color varieties, but the brighter red ones have always been my favorite, and I suspect theirs as well. As a perennial swift to spread extensively, it’s a good idea to let them have a clearly delineated section of the garden to prevent crowding to other flowers. They also love the Honeysuckle vine with its orange flowers that is draped over an arch just off-screen in this bit of video. Perhaps next time I will attempt to catch them visiting that.