This has been the summer of the hummingbird. These mean little delightful devils have been swarming my deck for the past several months. They can empty a cup of nectar in just a couple of days.
They fight, chase, dive-bomb and yes, entertain. I even saw one chasing a butterfly.
Hummingbirds don’t fare so well with bees and hornets. When hornets decide they want the feeder, the hornet usually wins.
Soon the hummingbirds will disappear. I have read that they winter in the Honduras. I can’t imagine something that small making that journey. Meanwhile, farewell, until next summer.