Monday, April 13, 2009
Flying, Ferocious, Feathered Jewels...Hummingbirds
~See the little hummingbird sitting in the bush? This bush is a few feet from the hummingbird feeder hanging in front of our living room picture window.This little Rufous Hummingbird sits here to guard our feeder , HIS feeder. This little bird is really a ferocious flying jewel, intent on guarding the feeder! This little feathered jewel keeps almost all other hummingbirds away from the feeders by dive bombing them. You should hear the buzzing and whirring, right under and around us as we are outside weeding the flower beds directly under the feeder. ~This is the feeder that used to hang in front of our big window. The other night Hubby and I witnessed no less than 6, SIX!! hummingbirds fighting over this feeder, so Hubby suggested the feeder with 4 little places for the birds to feed. Maybe that would help? ~No way! This is the only little bird the ferocious defender of the nectar will allow to eat her fill of the nectar. A female, wouldn't you know?So, four opportunities for the teeny birds to feed at once, but our knight in ruby feathers will allow only her and himself! ~See? He dares you to test him! He might be small, but he is mighty and fearless, and strikingly beautiful. His red feathers shine so bright and red he seems to glow when the sun shines on his metallic like feathers. And we have this amazing show , free for our own personal viewing from the sofa in front of our picture window!Every day, all day, from dawn to dusk!