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Old Wednesday 16th March 2016, 08:28   #1
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where's the best place to view captive humming birds in the uk ? as close to Rotherham as possible please
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Because of these birds' adaptability to a wide range of habitats, just visiting proper habitats does not do enough to improve one's chance of seeing hummingbirds. Certain areas, however, are more well-known for hosting diverse hummingbird populations.

No matter where you are visiting, if you choose locations with abundant native flowering plants and eco-friendly landscaping practices that minimize chemical use, you are more likely to see hummingbirds. Plan birding walks in these types of areas to add hummingbirds to your life list:

Botanical gardens
Native plant gardens and nurseries
Butterfly gardens
Undisturbed, old growth habitat
Visiting these areas when flowers are in full bloom and nectar is more abundant will make hummingbird sightings more frequent.
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Old Tuesday 19th April 2016, 18:10   #3
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Great advice but more chance of finding a Dodo in the UK.

I'd phone round the Zoos that are local to your area. The warden in the tropical bird house in London Zoo told me its very difficult to keep captive hummers as they are very intolerant to the slightest temperature change.

Not the best place for those beauties really though. Why not save up a few bob and treat yourself to a Caribbean holiday and see them in all their glory.

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