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Photographer Captures Rare Sighting Of Over 30 Hummingbirds Bathing Together [Video]

Now here's something you don't see every day: dozens of hummingbirds enjoying a dip in the bird bath together.

If you've read our guide to attracting hummingbirds to your backyard, you know how lucky photographer wildwingsla is, because these colorful birds normally fly solo, or in pairs. The huge group is probably attracted to the row of feeders nearby.

Hummingbirds are picky - they mainly eat nectar - and if you set up enough feeders these normally territorial birds will be happy to share space with each other - at least for a little while.

The special flat bath in wildwingsla's video is also perfect for attracting hummingbirds, since they like to sit and dip their beaks in shallow water. It also helps to attract them by planting hummer-friendly wildflowers in your yard.

Still, don't get your hopes up for a group this big - by the way, a group of hummingbirds is called a "charm," how charming! As the photographer says, the birds were “harassing each other" minutes after their bath ended.

But a little extra work to attract 1 or 2 hummers this summer is definitely worth it!

Share this video if you love hummingbirds!

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