My hummingbird picture prompted Lyle Anderson to share a few of the pictures he has taken of hummers recently.
"I have two hummingbird feeders in the backyard and it’s very easy to take pictures of hummers as they get used to people right away," Lyle writes. "It’s fun to watch them as they are so aggressive and chase each other so much that I wonder how they can gain anything, but guess they must."
Check out these beauties:
And now I have a related question for you, dear readers. My hummingbird feeders are being overrun by bees. The hummingbird still gets its share, but between the hummer and the bees, it’s hard to keep enough nectar in the feeders. The bees are lethargic and certainly not aggressive. But I’d still rather not have so many next to the house.
Can anyone suggest how I can keep the hummingbird(s) coming but discourage the bees?
Your answers, pictures, observations eagerly anticipated here: firstname.lastname@example.org.