kerfuffle: a state of noisy, confused activity

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Jim Dowling
Jim Dowling works as a Field Lab Naturalist at Whiskeytown Environmental School. He’s a retired teacher and ex-railroad brakeman/conductor. He takes pictures, gardens and, on occasion, spins a decent yarn.
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5 Responses

  1. Peggy Elwood says:

    A little sugar water and so much entertainment..and it helps these amazing beauties so much. Right now I am enjoying the migrating Rufus..so gorgeous!!

  2. K.Beck says:

    Hummers are extremely territorial! If there are two of them and some food to scuffle over, that is what will happen! Great photo catching the action!

  3. Ginny says:

    The Hummer love my blooming Spanish Lavender once the bees are gone.  So beautiful little creatures.

  4. Carrie Dokter says:

    The rusty colored rufus is especially territorial. Yes Peggy, I’m also enjoying the orange Northern oriole that likes to take a sip or two from the feeder.

  5. Frank Treadway says:

    While it may seem innocent, I have a bias against using sugar water for birds, especially Hummingbirds.  Why do we think they need sugar introduced into their diets ?  We know what added sugar does to humans, why would we add it to a birds diet ?  Is their anything wrong with plain water ?  If you’re in the CoR and using water, the chlorine will evaporate in 15 minutes.  Not to mention hot sugar water in our summers, and bacteria transmitted to unclean containers {place  water container  in shady location}. Sincerely, People Against Addled Hummingbirds !

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