Behavior #1

The questions below come in part from visitors who leave messages on the Operation RubyThroat website. Please send your own questions to QUESTIONS, or post them on the Guestbook page.
1. This spring I watched a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird hovering around the eaves of my house where the feeder hangs. What was she doing?

2. If I don't have my feeders up in the spring, sometimes a hummingbird will hover outside the window where the feeder was last year. Could this be the same bird remembering where the feeder was?

3. One of my hummingbirds rubs his bill against branches; is he trying to sharpen his bill? (Thanks to Bettjo of Collierville TN for submitting this question.)

4. Are hummingbirds nocturnal; i.e., are they active at night?

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