The hummingbirds are back

OK, they were back last weekend but I’m a bit behind writing because of overwork.

When the first one arrived, it went straight to the spot where we had the feeder last year and was a bit miffed when it saw no feeder.  But we had some food left over so I put it out right away so it stopped attacking the window. I am always impressed that creatures with such a tiny brain can remember exactly where to find a feeder after flying a few thousand miles.

Here are a couple of pictures.  I almost had some good pictures of an aerial battle, those little guys are not very tolerant of other hummers trying to share “their” feeder but it is getting a little too dark for a very fast shutter so they came out blurred.  I’ll try to get some later but meanwhile, two not-too-bad pictures considering the light.

Hummingbird approaching feeder
Hummingbird approaching feeder
Hummingbird climbing
Hummingbird climbing

Author: Eric Lawton

Eric is a natural philosopher living in rural Ontario

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