There is a lot of squabbling going on!
For a change its not the kids or the dogs.
~The hummers are here~
We have several ruby-throated hummingbirds that are racing, chasing and fiercely defending their food. Hands down the black and blue salvia is their favorite.
It is exhausting business fending off the "enemy" all day long!
Hey, what is that?
Oh, just a skipper butterfly (do you see it in the background?)
But the "enemy" can attack at anytime.
Get out of here! This is my spot!
They may be the tiniest birds on the planet but they have the biggest appetite.
They have the fastest metabolism in the animal kingdom, requiring them to eat 3 times their weight in nectar and insects a day. No wonder they are so protective of their food source.