Fw: Avian pollinators - Humming Birds

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:09:07 PST
Jonathan's comments also apply here on the West coast.

We have two species, one migratory, one not.  I have never noticed  
either on lilies, but I don't have many lilies, and do grow lots of  
fuchsias, and other hummer favourites.

In mid-winter, the hummingbirds feed on Grevillea victoriae, Arbutus  
unedo,  Mahonia.  There are also a lot of bright yellow Jasminum  
nudiflorum flowers all winter, very close to one of the feeders, but I  
have never seen a hummer on them.  No nectar, I guess.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate
moderate dry summers, moderate rainy winters
68 cm rain (27 in)

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