No… Not these Hummers…
… These Hummers!
I finally got around to putting out the Hummingbird feeder. It has been so hot this summer that I have been remiss in keeping the feeders filled. I was “sure” that the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (the species that we see here – if we see any at all) had continued their migration to winter quarters. I still can’t fathom the thousands of miles these little guys travel during their migration.
My neighbor told me he had “hummers” at his feeder so I just had to get in on the action myself. He and I have a friendly competition when it comes to our feeders and the resulting diners.
As you can see above, indeed these fabulous little birds are still around. Had diners within 2 hours of putting out the feeder. At times two will fight for their turn at the feeder.
Also, if you look closely on the feeder below the “Hummer” you can see a second diner. The bees and the ants just love the hummingbird liquid.