Sunday, July 17, 2011
Remember the bully on the playground? The one you tried the stay away from no matter what? The "Nelson" of the "Simpsons" cartoon world? Well friends, that is the the lovely hummingbird you enjoy watching. They are those bullies. I listen to Birdwatch on the radio on Saturdays. Roger Taylor has commented on this many times. A listener called in yesterday to say that she put a yard ornament of a hummer out too close to a feeder and it was nearly instantly attacked by a much smaller real version. Roger relayed that these little fighters will even attack birds as large as eagles. Brave, stupid or just bullies? We may never know.