Thursday, July 31, 2008

Redneck Hummingbird

We just put a hummingbird feeder right outside our sunroom windows. 
We did have the traditional bird feeder hanging there for about 2 months with no visitors. Maybe I bought the wrong kind of bird seed? Didn't think that was possible but something is amiss. Anyway, the hummingbirds seem quite appreciative. Especially our redneck hummingbird. I have learned that he is actually a Ruby-throated hummingbird. Very territorial. He sits in the maple tree watching for any invaders to the feeder. When there is a breach of security around the feeder, he dive bombs the invader. Very effective. He is also quite the piggy. Sucks that nectar down like its a Pisgah Pale Ale.
JJ Big Paws has yet to witness our new little friends but when he does I'm sure he'll greet them with that weird eee-eeing sound he makes when trying to communicate with other inferior species.

1 comment:

jeff said...

Uh. Dude. The Asheville Tourist management team was doing high fives that someone wanted to warm their seats.