I so enjoyed watching hummingbirds feeding at my sister's house that I up and got a hummingbird feeder as soon as I got back from Oregon. It didn't take the little dudes and dudesses long to find the thing, and I get a huge kick out of hearing them zoom up and watching them do the sippy, tilty thing. Here's some pix.
The feeder's on the steps just outside the kitchen window. Doesn't seem to bother the hummingbirdies and I get to sit at the counter and watch.
Now, I am not an experienced birder, so to me, this looks like the same bird. (Every picture is a different feeding event - about 5-15 minutes after the last one.) If it's really one bird, this feller (or lady) is going to get too fat to fly one of these days. Not to mention being dependent on me to feed her/him. I'm concerned that maybe I shouldn't be feeding her/him. Opinions?
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