Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Hummingbird Guard
I have been a feeder of the hummingbirds everywhere I have lived but we have a new kid on the block and is it mean. I know they flitter and chase each other but eventually they all get to eat. This hummer sits on a leafless small branch as close to the feeder as it can get and will not let another hummer eat so they have to eat at the back feeder. They prefer to go back and forth from front to back. We have never had a hummer that looks like this one. I know some have a little red stripe under their neck but this one is red on it's head and wings. When it flies it looks like a mini mini cardinal. I can watch it from John's recliner out the storm door. It sits and preens and watches. It seems to be turning it's head from left to right watching all directions for the enemy. It moved in and took over. John says we are going to have to shoot it, kidding of course, but really a hummingbird hog?