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Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:13 am
by Ironwood
I noticed my hummingbird feeder had been going down way to fast. I have had a House Finch and a Green Anole visiting my feeder in the past, but they didn't take the sugar water down so as to notice.

It seems I now have 4 House Finch visiting the feeder along with the pair of Hummingbirds. Here's a shot I got of one of the Finches yesterday. Isn't it something how wildlife adapts.

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Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:28 am
by jv
Great photo....and yes wildlife will find ways to adapt.

Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:41 am
by Ironwood
Thank you JV. I've been watching those birds for three days now. I think they might become my favorite bird after the Hummingbird of course. :lol:

Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:19 pm
by gtk
are they actually drinking the nectar, or eating the wasps/insects that are feeding off the nectar? i've never seen that before.

Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:05 am
by Ironwood
Oh they are going after the sugar water. Here's a photo I took this morning. Sorry about the quality of the photo.

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Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:27 pm
by terry08
Ironwood, those are great photos. I have never seen finch, drinking from a feeder before. You may have the first photos of this. Great job. :2TU: :2TU:

Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:31 pm
by Ironwood
Thank you Terry. I'm going to check it out... but I think it might be a pretty common thing. You just have to have a hummingbird feeder out and House Finches in the area.

Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:30 am
by Ironwood
Awww well. I did a little checking and it seems like Finches using Hummingbird feeders is quite common. :lol: I sort of thought I was on to something rather rare. :( Ah well, such is life. First your money and then your cloths!

Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:45 pm
by Ironwood
I did get a little more normal photo of the female House Finch yesterday.

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Re: Unwelcome Visitors

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:15 pm
by terry08
Good photo Ironwood, Guess we don't no everything about the birds.