Humming birds!

Coming from a colder climate, I had never seen hummingbirds in real life – in Dutch they are called hummingbird feederkolibries.

Now, living in Sonoma County, they are a regular sight in our yard. Besides hummingbird feeders, there are many flowers that attract humming birds and it takes some time for the birds to discover the feeders, but once they have, you can enjoy these beautiful birds.  They are very territorial so it’s not unusual to have birds fighting over a feeder – quite entertaining. Besides entertaining, there are many benefits to have a hummingbird friendly garden. They pollinate flowers,  love to feast on soft-bodied insects like aphids, gnats, mosquitos, caterpillars, and they love to devour insect eggs. Hummingbirds can help you to keep the insect population down quite dramatically as they devour dozens of pests from your garden each and every day.


About Mirjam de Rijk

Growing up in the Netherlands, it was never a dream to even go on vacation in the USA. However we ended up moving from Eindhoven(Netherlands) to CA in 1997 and I truly love living in Sonoma County/CA. It is a great place to live. Real Estate is a part of my life, it's great to be able to help people during a transition in their life. It can be challenging at times, there is never a dull moment and always ongoing education as to the changes in the Real Estate industry. But that makes it interesting. The variety of Sonoma County as well as the different types of properties/locations make Sonoma County truly a fun place to live and to work.
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