Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds Are Headed Right For Connecticut During Their Migration This Spring
Whether they’re flitting through your garden or whizzing by the park, hummingbirds are always a dazzling sight, and these brilliant ruby-throated beauties have already begun their annual spring migration. So just when will hummingbirds arrive in Connecticut? Keep your eyes peeled. These charming creatures will begin to grace our gorgeous state in the middle of April. That gives you plenty of time to start looking for the best hummingbird feeders for your yard!
Are you enthralled with the hummingbirds in Connecticut? Where do you go to see them? Perhaps in your own backyard? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!
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Hummingbird Migration in Connecticut
What types of hummingbirds are in Connecticut?
In Connecticut you will find these types of hummingbirds:
- The Ruby-throated hummingbird (scientific name: Archilochus colubris), characterized by white underparts, a green back, and a ruby red throat in the males.
- The Calliope Hummingbird (scientific name: Selasphorus calliope). The females are characterized by peach-hued underparts and a green-spotted throat, the males by the magenta stripes going down the sides of their throat.
- The Rufous Hummingbird (scientific name: Selasphorus rufus). The females are characterized by their speckled throat and patches of rust tint on their green bodies, the males having an orange-red throat and overall orange body except for their upper breast which has a white patch.
When should I hang a hummingbird feeder in Connecticut?
The best time to hang a hummingbird feeder in Connecticut is in early April or about a week or so before their projected first arrival. Make sure that the environment around the feeder is peaceful and conducive for them to feed and if that can be in a garden with plants attractive to hummingbirds, all the better. Also be sure to place it high enough that other animals can’t reach it.
Is it safe to feed hummingbirds in Connecticut?
There are currently no official warnings against feeding hummingbirds in Connecticut. The main thing is to provide as much nectar as you can (again, if that can be in a garden with plants attractive to hummingbirds, all the better), and be sure that the area where you have the feeder will be most conducive for their daily activities. Then just sit back, watch, and enjoy!