A bird enthusiast from Texas was shocked after she found nearly 200 hummingbirds flying around the front of her house, while they drank the homemade nectar she made for them.
52-year-old Christy McCloy from Corpus Christy, Texas, said she heard sounds outside her house and decided to check it to make sure everything was alright.
Christy also took her camera with her, so she can record the “hubbub” sound outside her house.
Christy, who is a retired teacher, pictured black-chinned, rufous, buff-bellied, and ruby-throated hummingbirds outside her house on October 1, 2019.
The birds were flying outside her house from 7 am to 7 pm that day.
To keep every bird happy, Christy decided to make 3 extra gallons of nectar, which consists of water and sugar, to keep the birds happy.
The footage that was taken by Christy showed hundreds of birds flying outside her house.
In the images that she shared, we can see that some of the birds are having a good time with the nectar that she maid.
According to Christy, Hummingbirds that are migrating from Canada to Mexico or Mexico to Canada, visit her house every autumn and spring.
But Christy said this was the first time she got this many birds on her house.
Christy said, “I always get large numbers of hummingbirds during spring and fall migration, but [that morning] there were even greater numbers! So I stepped out front to hear them better, and decided to grab my phone to video.”
She added, “That day turned out to be the peak day for numbers at my house! I was lucky! I even had to make over three gallons of nectar to keep the feeders full! A gentleman from a birding site in southern Texas estimated there were at least 200, and possibly as many as 300 birds!”
She continued, “The charm was thick like that for 12 hours, from 7 in the morning until sunset!”
Christy also gets other birds during migration.
Christy said she even had a large number of Orioles flying by her house.
She explained, “Had I known about them in advance, I’d have picked up my good camera instead!”
Hummingbirds are the smallest species of birds. They are just 7.5 to 13 centimeters in length.
These birds only eat number insects, which includes fruit flies and mosquitoes.
They also drink nectar to have enough energy.
During winter, Hummingbirds in Northern America fly southwards and to Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, or Central America so they can stay warm.