31 December 2009

Toasting the New Year - with sugar water!

Hummingbirds are so utterly amazing to watch! Not only are they beautiful (and so tiny) but they express themselves with true grit. I thought that five feeders would be plenty big as a selection but I'm only half right. All of the feeders attract visitors but some of the hummers prefer a certain feeder and they will wait patiently on a nearby branch if another hummer is feeding. They'll wait for a little while, that is. I've seen them waiting, waiting, and then simply fly directly at the feeding bird - squawking all the time - to run the other bird off. Then placidly they will take their place on the rim and sweetly sip at their own pace.


1 comment:

  1. Aren't these birds the most amazing creatures? Have a happy new year.