As if to brighten my spirits on an unseasonably cold and wet early June day, two female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds recently provided me with two very special treats.
Hummingbirds in our area do not typically share a feeder. Male and female both guard nectar feeders and swoop in to drive off any intruders. But in the cold and rain these two females decided to conserve their energy and focus on the business of eating. I enjoyed seeing them share feeders throughout the day.
And I enjoyed seeing this female use my hummingbird swing which is strategically placed to allow her to watch over 4 different hummingbird feeders.
Seeing these less-than-common behaviors sure warmed my heart on an otherwise miserable June day.