I think that is what Susie thinks about hummingbirds. She could take one swipe and knock a hummingbird to the ground and be on top of it before it could say "Jack Robinson". You say why would I let her get near them? In all the years I've had her she has never killed a bird, stalked a bird, or paid attention to a bird. A mouse or gohper is a different story, not that she has too much opportunity to catch one of those either. In this picture Susie is right outside our table and she sits and glares at us if she hasn't been fed. If she has been fed she moves to the left on top of the tall garbage can and just in reach of the hummingbird feeder to take a nap or just watch the show the hummingbirds perform. They are use to her and not afraid of her. We had to go buy a bag of sugar a while ago as we have more hummingbirds then we've ever had and they are thirsty. We don't have as many flowers around here as usual. I think the harder winter we had killed some of the blooming bushes and the ones that are coming back are slower. I'm thinking with the price of gasoline and groceries not as many senior citizens are feeding the little guys this year. In the meantime we will keep feeding them and feeding Susie so she doesn't get an idea to have bird meat for supper. We and Susie will enjoy their show until they leave this fall.