Anyone who has a hummingbird feeder is familiar with the rigidly enforced pecking order of the birds who feed, or try to feed, there. This morning it was somewhat was amusing (OK, satisfying) to see the boss bird being chased and herded away from the sweet nectar by a red wasp and another tiny black flying insect.

hummingbirds at feeder
SHOO! Red wasp ‘owns’ the feeder despite the efforts of a trio of hummingbirds.

 

 

 

 

 

On a sad note, there was a recent changing of the guard at our feeder following the death of Napoleon (We found a little hummingbird body back in July that we believe to be his.)

7 thoughts on “Nemesis

    1. There must be a lot of feeders in your neighborhood, or a lot other nectar bearing sources. Our neighbors used to have feeders, but we think that we’re now the only game in town. (we used to see what we called the ‘hummingbird express,’ where the birds would zoom by on an east-west route to the neighbors on either side. It was a fairly long run too — about a quarter mile.)

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