Thursday, November 6, 2014
SEPTEMBER 7B HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION
Today's review of September 7 photos of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Migration reflect both the bees and hummers feed at the feeders together. You might think the birds get stung all the time, but they do not! Most get stung once and then not again. (They learn fast). The bees do sneak attack the birds, yet the birds can gang up on the bees and blow them off the feeders with their wings and whistles. They seem to work it out among themselves. Some birds feed the bees drops of nectar on the feeder edge. At times if there are too many bees, I just squirt them with the water hose and they go away for awhile. There is never a dull moment when the birds and bees are here! Enjoy!
sneak attack by bee!
Link to Photo Album in G+:
white dots on this one.
male and female.
Here is the one with he white head again.
white head is unusual coloring for the Ruby-Throat
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See you next time!