Saturday, 29 August 2015
HUMMINGBIRDS and WASPS
Managed to catch this hummingbird about to land on our feeder. (note the feet down for the landing) The second softer image of the feeder is a reflection from the window I'm shooting through.
They are very territorial and guard the feeder as if they had exclusive rights to it. I think the top one is the owner the bottom one is the intruder being chased off. They move so fast and get so close, it amazes me they don't collide.
Mary discovered yesterday that a colony of wasps occupy her garden. Their nest must be underground as she didn't see it but was swarmed while pulling weeds on her hugo hill.
This morning her eye is swollen shut and she feels miserable. No party for her today.
I think we are ready for cooler weather and fewer wasps as this is the second time Mary has been swarmed this summer. Must do some research to see what can be done to prevent them from using the garden as a home next year.
Safe travels everyone and thanks for stopping by.