Hum On

Hum On

This morning, I awakened to the sound of rainfall. With this fourth successive day of rain, I’ve grown worried about flooding, so I peered out different windows to determine if the water had started to pond. From the backyard twilight, I saw a ruby-throated hummingbird swoop into land on my spouse’s bright red feeder.

I wondered if he is quick enough to see and avoid falling rain drops. I live in Southeastern Virginia, and our hummingbird visitors game feathers emerald green in the back and white in the breast. The men have ruby-red throat feathers. A couple of males fight over using our feeder and six to ten females regularly fly into feed, unmolested by the men. On occasion, we’ve observed a bigger black hummingbird fly . None of the ruby throats mess . Melbourne Wildlife Removal

I haven’t read any plausible explanation as to why our bird people fly up to Virginia when they may have remained in Alabama or Florida. I’ve read that the men come see us , likely to stake claims on food foraging areas, like my wife’s bird feeder. I read some research of recorded, released, and monitored hummingbirds that complete fat content as critically important to their health and their odds of surviving such long journeys of flight annually. The birds live just 3-5 decades.

We’ve noticed a strange behavior in our hummingbirds when my spouse moves the feeder to another post hook (about two feet off ). She’s a bird seed channel hanging in another post, to nourish our seed crunching birds. Those birds spill seed into the floor, which brings squirrels who will eventually harm the yard under the feeder. My wife will sometimes switch both feeders. For some reason, our hummingbirds, that will get the red feeder after a 1200 mile journey, will hover in front of the seeder channel that got place where they expected it. It takes them awhile to get the new location of the sugar that they crave. #TAG1writer

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