I have always followed Mary Poppins directions to the letter. After all, who in their right mind, would dare to defy Ms. Poppins? (I’m sure she would be Ms. Poppins today.)
So, in accordance with her firm and very clear directive regarding feeding the birds, I have added a second bird feeder, with double the capacity and feeding outlets. This has basically eliminated competition and conflict among the hummingbirds!
They have become most polite little diners.
This makes me wonder whether hummingbirds are as innately aggressive as I have read and observed, or if their aggression is triggered by competition for limited resources.
Like any creature, they are more hostile when they have to fight for food, and perfect, fluffy little darlings, when they don’t. Scientifically speaking of course…..
I think by now you are probably getting the impression that I am completely in love with our Holler Hummers…….
It is true, especially now that I can brag like a proud nanny about their very good manners!
Just think of me as The Hummer’s Mary Poppins…..
They, like Mary herself, are practically perfect in every way!
You have to admit it. Have you ever seen a group of such well-behaved hummingbirds?
Cheers to you from our recently reformed, most polite, and barely humming, hordes of Holler Hummers!