Friday, May 17, 2013
The Hummingbirds have been swarming our feeder in the evenings, draining the nectar each day. Until I moved here, I have never seen so many hummingbirds in one spot. Watch near the end of the video on the right side, as one hummingbird, desperate for a spot at the feeder, briefly lands on the back of another already feeding.
Since I took this video, the activity at the feeder has gone down because one male has claimed it as his own and lurks about, chasing off any other hummingbirds who come for a drink. He sits on the handle of a lantern on our porch and just waits, guarding his food.