Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Hilton Pond Center
This is a follow up to yesterday's post. A number of people seem to be very interested in hummingbirds, and seemed surprised that hummers do eat insects, not just nectar and sugar water. They do consume many small insects such as gnats, mosquitoes, aphids and fruit flies. According to the article that I read from the Hilton Pond Center, these are their source of fat and protein. Just before they start their migration, they sometimes go on a feeding frenzy of insects, in preparation for their flight.
If you want to read more about them, go to www.hiltonpond.org. The information I got was from their piece called Hummingbird Myths.