Heads Or Tails! The theme for HoT, Tuesday, August 5 is: HEADS - Manner
The frenetic manner of hummingbirds increases my pulse. I watch them attack each other and often wonder what keeps one from beaking my ear? Or, even worse, tangling in my hair like a rabid bat? They have a tendency to whirl right toward my face and look me in the eye before they twirl back to the red plastic flower.
A brave blogger lady posted a photo of a small red container of sugar/water nectar perched on her palm and each of her fingers was decorated with a sipping bird.
Amazing. How long did it take her to quit screaming?
Tiny hummingbirds make a large thunk when they lambast each other in order to keep the whole pot of sugar/water to themselves.
I saw one the other day who had lost her entire fan of tail feathers. Does she need them as rudders or does she only use them as a threat against potential second-class thieves. Will they grow back?
Why are hummingbirds so greedy. Did they learn that from humans?
Processed digital photo by Sue