At last! I have proof that the hummingbirds are making visits to my nectar feeders. For whatever reasons I have had terrible luck observing one dining at a feeder although I have seen the birds in our wildflower garden. Bird Cam picked up this and a few other images from the past week. As usual, the images are apparently all of females. That is, every summer I frequently observe females and males hardly ever. And the primary female is highly aggressive! So mission accomplished: it is definitely worth keeping the nectar feeders going. And I can count on some weeks yet of hummer activity.
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!