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This tiny adorable Hummingbird was being attacked by a pair of Yellow Jackets








Jul 14, 2012 at 04:58 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hummingbird being attacked


Interesting behaviour, looks like there is more than enough sugar water for all of them.
Douglas



Jul 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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Lots of honeybees at our feeders this year. They will often drive the hummingbirds off the feeders. Now that the feeders have a dozen or more feeding or hovering about the feeder the bees don't seem to have much of an effect.


Jul 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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For those of you with this problem, I offer a suggestion.

Take a large dished saucer or small plate and place it, filled with sugar water and bit of honey, on or near the ground about 10-15 feet from the hummer feeders, preferably in the shade.

Bees and yellowjackets will generally discover this in a couple of hours and then swarm it, prefering to feed from the open saucer. Hummers will normally leave it alone, as it does not match their normal feeding style. I use this technique during the spring and fall ruby throat migrations here in north texas and it seems to work quite well as a means of diverting the bees and wasps from the feeders.

Gene



Jul 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Hummingbird being attacked


Cool shot!


Jul 15, 2012 at 08:35 PM
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Both species competing for the same food source.
Harsha



Jul 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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nicely captured Shreeni


Jul 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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