Saturday, August 12, 2017

humming bird feeder - both ends of the day ...

It's been a busy day out at the feeder - from the grey misty light first thing this morning, through to this evenings's semi-golden sunset.  Perhaps because of the cloudy and damp start, they've been far less challenged by bees today - even so, it never ceases to amaze me how much energy is expended by the Rufous humming bird - busier chasing all the other hummers away than it actually is feeding.  And why (given the distinctive sound of the Rufous) are they called "humming" birds, anyway, rather than buzzing birds???

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