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Hummingbirds are Worth the Wait

Waiting for something often makes it more exciting. This is especially true as you anticipate the first glimpse of a hummingbird each spring. The excitement of their arrival at your feeders is guaranteed to bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face. So be patient and rest assured that hummingbirds are on their way. Their arduous 2,000 mile journey from Central America will finally end in your own backyard! Indeed, you have won the lottery…and the payout is that these beautiful jewels will continue to brighten your world until the end of summer.

Watch as they fan their tail and dart at one another. Check for a hint of yellow pollen on their forehead from the flowers they have visited. Listen for their chittering or squeaking calls and the incessant hum of their wings. Observe their tongue moving in and out of their bill up to 12 times per second as they lap up the sweet nectar.

Hummingbirds do not feed by sucking up nectar with their bills. They feed by using their forked, open-grooved tongue to draw the nectar into their mouth with every lapping action.

A great way to see this amazing tongue in action is to use a Wild Birds Unlimited Hummingbird Feeder or a WBU Window Hummingbird Feeder. Due to these feeders’ clear plastic bases, you will actually be able to witness the rapid lapping action of your hummingbird visitors.

So many reasons to be impatient for their return…but the payoff is always well worth the wait.


Join our Daily Savings Club® (DSC), and it allows you to save every day on the best birdfood in town.

For an annual membership fee of only $25, you'll receive these benefits:

15% OFF regular bird food prices
$10 Bird Buck for every $200 you spend
5% OFF the sale prices of bird food
Member-only specials

So as prices rise around us all, you're guaranteed to get the best price on the best bird food in town - every day. Now that's a great deal.


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