Rufous Hummingbird, the most common species in the Okanagan. Attracting hummingbirds to your backyard is easy, rewarding and a delight to watch. Hummingbird food should be replaced every 4 or 5 days to prevent it from going bad, ratio 1:4 ratio sugar to water and do not add any colouring. In warm weather, replacing the food every 2 days may be necessary.
Photo courtesy of local photographer Gary Sumner of Estamont.