It’s been so much fun watching birds enjoying our birdbath. It took a few days for the birds to discover the water and now they’re loving it!
We’re taking distancing very seriously, Hubs has some health issues at the moment, and he’s had time to discover the birds. “There’s a whole world out there that we don’t even know exists.” I gave him my, “I’ve been telling you this for years look.” Seriously, I’m just glad that he’s had the opportunity to appreciate the birds, the deer, the turkeys, etc. Seeing him enjoy it has been fun for me.
I hope all of you have had some positive experiences during these trying times.
I think this is a Rufous Hummingbird, but I may be mistaken. This little beauty loves nectar that is made up of a concoction of sugar and water. I use 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water, I bring it to a boil and then let it cool. The sugar needs to be completely dissolved, I imagine that with such a tiny throat, chunky nectar doesn’t go down all that well.
I normally don’t like cropping an image so drastically, but I wanted to show you his beautiful copper feathers. Like so many other birds, I marvel at the creation of such beautiful, magical creatures.
I’m sorry for the shifting focus that occurs a few times. I’m no pro at this video stuff!
I’m thinking that the Orioles with the jet black heads are more mature males and that the two in the middle are enjoying their first spring. I may have that wrong, so feel free to let me know.
You’ll see a few more images of these beauties in time…they’ve stayed in the neighborhood!
If you’re wondering what they’re eating, it’s orange slices! They love them.