A Hummingbird Tale: If you build it, they’ll come; if you take it down, they’ll kick butt

My husband, Stephen Nichols, is a bird-lover. Let me just say that he feeds the outdoor birds the entire year, and has feeders for every bird need. In particular, Stephen lives for hummingbird season. He’s studied this matter deeply, and we have planted flowers to attract them, and have at least three feeders up between April and October. We built it, and they did come. Since we have a nice back deck, we often eat out there, and get to watch the hummingbirds diving, swooping, hovering, skipping about the yard and neighborhood. We never have more than one or two, but they are quite regular visitors.

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