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I have about 50-70 babies and females left taking 1 gallon of nectar per day. The males have mostly moved on. Start with a small tube feeder and a holder; ss shown in this photo; you have to be patient and they will start come closer and closer in to the tube every minute or so, finally feeding constantly from the tube. Next, put some nectar in the palm of your hand. In this photo of the tube and the holder, I held a Canon 1DS with a Canon EF100 f/2.8 IS at f/2.8 Macro set to focus on a point where the hover to drink, then take the photo:

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Hand feeding Ruby Throat Hummingbirds

Hand feeding Ruby Throat Hummingbirds


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