It's time again for Mailbag Monday, and during Hummingbird Month, each week I'm featuring a reader's question about these flying jewels. This week, Lil from Arizona asks...
"We live in a desert area and I never see hummingbirds, but my neighbors have hummingbird feeders and my friends say they've seen them. How can I find them?"
Hummingbirds are more adaptable than many people realize, and there are many appropriate hummingbird habitats where these birds can thrive. If you want to find hummingbirds in the wild, watch for their silhouettes as they perch, or watch for their quick flight movements. Listening for the sounds hummingbirds make - with their voices as well as their wings - can also give you a clue for finding hummingbirds. Once you know where to look and what to look for, you'll be surprised at how many hummingbirds you see!
Photo © Larry Hennessy