Katie Couric went over to Spencer Pratt’s house to see his hummingbirds


Of all the ways in which Spencer Pratt annoys me, and there are many, his fascination with hummingbirds is something I can get on board with. Animal preservation is important, Spencer values birds and his dedication to them is heartwarming. Apparently Katie Couric agrees. She recently paid Spencer and wife Heidi Montag a visit at his home-grown hummingbird oasis. According to Katie, who appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, there are “millions of hummingbirds on their terrace.”

Katie Couric credits Spencer Pratt for allowing her to experience one of the “coolest” things she’s ever done.

During a new episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Thursday, the award-winning journalist revealed that she recently visited Pratt’s home after DMing him to ask if she could come over to see his flock of hummingbirds.

Couric, 64, said that her daughter, Ellie, informed her that Pratt and his wife, Heidi Montag, “love hummingbirds” and many of the birds flock outside the couple’s home.

“So I DMed him on Instagram, and I said, ‘Hi Spencer Pratt, can I come over to see your hummingbirds?’ and he said, ‘Sure Katie Couric come on over!’ ” Couric told host Ellen DeGeneres. “So I went to their house and they have millions of hummingbirds on their terrace.”

Couric explained that Pratt, 37, “makes the nectar every day with sugar and water” to attract the hummingbirds to his home.

“It was insane,” Couric said of the experience. “They’re little hand feeders and you fill them up with the sugar-water mixture. It was one of the coolest things I had ever done.”

“It was really, really fun. So thank you Pratt daddy,” Couric said, referring to Pratt’s Instagram handle.

[From People]

As far as I can tell, Katie and her daughter Ellie really just went for their own curiosity, nobody was promoting or filming anything. In one of the videos Katie posted in her Instagram below, she asked Spencer what led to his hummingbird attraction. He said “first of all, everyone loves hummingbirds.” He has a point. I’m not a big bird person. I far prefer them outside and at a distance. But I get pretty giddy over a hummingbird. In a second video, Katie is able to capture a hummingbird sitting on her thumb while a second feeds from one of the little individual feeders Spencer uses to attract them. Katie’s also wearing one of Spencer’s flower hats that looks like a little flower garden with both silk flowers and his personal feeders throughout. You might talk me into a hummingbird on my thumb but I doubt I’m letting one dive-bomb my head, I don’t care how pretty they are.

Spencer and Heidi’s home looks like it’s atop a hill somewhere and their living room’s back wall is all windows. Their roof overhang is lined with feeders, all filled with Spencer’s homemade nectar. So they could spend a whole afternoon in their sun streaked living room, watching hummingbirds dance outside. I have to admit, that sounds fairly relaxing. My brother has two bird feeders outside his living room window. Watching all the birds coming and going is one of the highlights of our family Zoom. Don’t tell my family I said the birds were more interesting than they were, but you know what I mean. CB put up a bird feeder she suggested and said she’s thrilled with all the birds that feed there. I’ll bet Spencer and Heidi’s son Gunner loves having all those beautiful birds flying around and it’s teaching him to respect nature at a young age. Like I said, hummingbird is a a nice shade on Spencer.


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  1. Sunshine says:


    • Moxylady says:

      We make our own nectar too!! It’s super simple. Ahhhh hummingbird season is coming up. We planted our garden for pollinators and hummingbirds so it’s so fun to see it sprout and all the life happening. Hummingbirds are awesome.

  2. vonB says:

    As he is always the willing villain, it’s a nice change of pace for Spencer.

  3. FHMom says:

    Katie is doing a great job on Jeopardy. I enjoy seeing he every night.

  4. Bibi says:

    Hummingbirds are the cutest thing. I had 1 my whole life that came on my terrace last year because I had the time during lockdown to do more flowers etc and it felt like winning the lottery.

  5. Escondista says:

    I was upset about having to work at the kitchen table because our tiny house doesn’t have a lot of room for a desk and my husband installed a hummingbird feeder right outside the window.
    We have many hummingbird visitors and it really brightens my day!

  6. Nikki* says:

    I planted tons of plants specifically to attract hummingbirds, and the first time one came near me as I was gardening, I thought it was a giant bug and swatted it away! I don’t want to use sugar feeders, because I’m too busy to wash them out frequently, but every summer now, I enjoy lots of hummingbirds to all their favorite plants and shrubs! I LOVE THEM!!!

  7. M A says:

    While I love hummingbirds too i don’t think this is great for ecology – they are meant to go between plants and encourage cross pollination, but instead they are coming to a sugar water feeder? Hopefully he also has a lot of plants in their garden that provide nectar as well….

    • pottymouth pup says:

      they do both – those plants that attract them don’t become a bait & switch, they’re nature is to flit around between where they feed so spending time at feeders doesn’t prevent them from also spending time at flowers

  8. Julia K says:

    Why do they all have bare feet? I would never go to someone’s home and walk around without carrying socks or slippers with me. Manners. Courtesy. Hygeine.

    • Bash says:

      Bare feet seems pretty normal to me! It looks like they live in a warm climate, so they probably just took their sandals off to go inside 🤷‍♀️ I’ve never heard of anyone carrying a change of socks with them to someone’s house, except maybe when dealing with winter/cold temperatures.

  9. Jenn says:

    Hummingbirds are audacious little scamps! I was astonished when a hummingbird YELLED at me last year (for having a small dog with me on my patio, which was not the norm). He flew into my face, angrily chirped several times (“chirpchirpchirpchirpchirp!”), then flew past my head in a huff. It happened AGAIN — same bird?? — when a hummingbird attempted to drink from a bright decorative plastic flower in a nearby planter, then became offended and outraged by the “decoy.” That time I REALLY got a talking-to. (“He’s going off to write a bad Yelp review! We’re a bird restaurant now!” I lamented to my husband.)

    So I found their behavior very surprising and human. I also noticed that they tend to look for “their people” so they can feel safe while they nectar up. (And when they trust you, they don’t mind yelling at you.) Hang a feeder, see what happens! 😉 P.S. We put up additional feeders because hummingbirds can be very territorial and aggressive with one another when it comes to bird feeders. It’s probably why Spencer Pratt ended up with so many.

    • heygingersnaps says:

      Haha, I recently had a magpie land on the wall outside our kitchen and it was just chirping mad at me, flew near the window and kept chirping furiously. I thought, am I getting told off for not leaving enough food outside? I normally put leftover homemade bread, nuts and other similar food plus the bird food outside but that day I didn’t because my son was poorly.
      Some of our neighbour’s cats get brazen and go near me looking for a treat as I give our neighbour’s dog daily treats which he now expects every time he sees me.

  10. Ann says:

    My grandpa liked hummingbirds. He was big strong man who was a small town sherif and he just loved little hummingbirds. He had feeders up all over. When he moved to the local VA facilities they put up a feeder outside his bedroom window.

    I can’t believe a story about Spencer Pratt has me sitting here missing my grandpa lol TGIF all!

  11. Jaded says:

    I live in Victoria BC and we have hummies that actually winter over here. Our winters are generally quite mild and rainy. I have 3 hummingbird feeders on our balcony and am enthralled with the little critters! And my cat is mesmerized by them!

  12. lise says:

    this is genuinely cool, not something i ever thought i’d say about spencer/heidi

  13. april says:

    Their little boy is so cute! Katie looks great with her blonde hair!