If you don’t know by now, I LOVE MY HUMMINGBIRDS!
I know that they’re not exclusive to Costa Rica, but I have never lived anywhere where I could see them on a daily basis. I have 4 feeders on my property, and I need to get more. These hummingbirds drink about 1/2 a gallon of nectar a day. I also want to plant more flowers that they like (they prefer the color red).
The video is of a Rufous Tailed Hummingbird. Other species of hummingbirds that come to our feeders include the tiny Scintillant Hummingbird and the significantly bigger Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird.
Living in Costa Rica, I have a better appreciation of all birds, from the simple sparrows to the colorful Macaws.
You can’t help but get back to nature, that’s one of the reasons why I love this beautiful little country!