"Stuff is eaten by dogs, broken by family and friends, sanded down by the wind, frozen by the mountains, lost by the prairie, burnt off by the sun, washed away by the rain. So you are left with dogs, family, friends, sun, rain, wind, prairie and mountains. What more do you want?"
Monday, July 22, 2013
Last summer we had to replace our hummingbird feeder as the old one finally bit the dust. The birds would have nothing to do with it and boycotted us.
Well they have finally decided to accept the new feeder. Beginning in mid June we had one or two hummingbirds at a time until this week when we now seem to have a dozen or so. I have seen broad-tailed, calliope, and rufous so far. This female is sort of giving me the gimlet eye as if to say, "Why are you pointing that black and white tube at me?"
The light wasn't quite right to get the bright chin feathers on this male calliope to light up. I'll have to keep working on that. If you look closely, it appears he has a small insect in his bill.