"The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof;
the world and they that dwell therein."
Monday, August 5, 2013
Yesterday afternoon when we came home from church there were six of the little hummers having a good meal in complete amity. But, that didn't last long - the one that considers this his/her territory soon began to chase the others away. The feeder is on a shepherd's crook, and that one perches up there, completely at the ready to dive-bomb any other hummingbird that comes to feed. The ensuing battles are strenuous - they fly way up high, to the nearest tree, or just go around and around. This morning, when Ron got up, there were four feeding, and the little "boss" was sitting on the crook watching. He must get to the point where he's all worn out. The whole scenario is fun to watch, but it is a little like watching a bunch of large bumblebees attacking each other. Their aggression would be really scary if these little mites were as large as a crow. We have our own nature show right here by the back patio.