Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Oh So Many Hummers

January, 2017

With the long stretch of freezing weather, hummingbirds were voraciously hungry. I have three window feeders with a total of 9 holes, and two hanging feeders, with a total of 8 holes. I was filling all these feeders sometimes two or three times a day. In the morning they would be partially frozen and I would bring them in, defrost them in the microwave, fill them and put them back out.

I can see the two hanging feeders from my desk. I would watch as one hummer hogged the one on the right side, while on the left side, two or three would be vying for and sharing one hole. That was the first time I'd ever seen that kind of hummingbird-sharing.

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