Sunday, September 17, 2006

Splat!


I think this hummer was "backing up" and probably ended up being surprised instead of hurt.

2 comments:

Neocon said...

Stormy,

Is it true that hummingbirds are NOT attracted to the color red? I've heard that red sugar water is not necessary to attract hummers, but I notice all feeders are red. Can you clear this up for me?

BTW, enjoy your trip to France!

Stormy said...

Neo -

They seem to be very attracted to red. Marc always wears a red shirt and when he wears a red hat too, they go after his ears and "humm" around his face.

OTOH -- we ran out of pre-packaged food and put plain (non-red) sugar water in the feeder and they're still using that feeder, so both are probably correct. They're definitely attracted to red, but it may not be absolutely necessary.

-Stormy

P.S. I just got in today, so that's off the top of my head -- which is only barely functioning!