The hummers are back. The hummingbirds have returned to visit our sugar-water feeders, as well as our butterfly plants.
I call them “little Napoleon’s” for their aggressive natures. Even though they’re tiny, I’ve seen them chase away much larger birds. They are rather fearless!
Usually, one will settle in and the feeder becomes his or her flower territory. If another hummer arrives: let the aerial battles begin!
Want to know some interesting facts about hummingbirds, check out this site.
Hold on! There’s a bird at the feeder. Gee, this one is really hungry…
Wait a minute! That’s not a hummingbird. It’s a finch! Finches don’t eat sugar water!
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So, what does this finch have to say about trying to eat at the hummingbird feeder?
Quickie Questions — Pick One
- How did the hummingbird get its name? (hint: the first three letters of “hummingbird”)
- What state in the United States doesn’t have a hummingbird? (hint: think “the only state that’s an island”)