One of the most striking things about the current hummingbird season is the surprising amity between birds. I am used to one particular hummingbird (usually the female!) driving off other hummingbirds from one or more feeders. But to my surprise I am seeing none of this and in fact have seen male and female working the same feeders with no airflights at all. These squabbles may be occurring but I do not see them. And believe me, I have seen many of them before. One possibility for the change is the huge increase in nectar bearing plants on the property: maybe there is less stress over resources? I'll have to see if this continues!
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!