A Dumber Hummer
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A Dumber Hummer

Howieh

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I think I have a blond (Ok, I'm kidding, she's really green) hummer coming to my feeder! She(?) flies from flower to flower poking around at the base of the bee guards but she can't seem to figure out how to feed. I've seen her a few times and it's always the same routine, fail at the flowers, check above and below, give up, go perch somewhere close by before flying off. It's funny to watch but it's also kind of sad (I'm a softie!). All the other birds seem to have no problem. Has anyone else seen this kind of behavior? Will she learn to feed before starving to death...etc., etc.
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Once..I stood on my deck in a bright red hat ball cap...heard loud buzzing...and felt a rattatat tap...Male hummer
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Howieh

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She(?) came back and this time I was ready with the camera and got a short video of her futile attempt to drink from the feeder, this time from only one flower before another hummer chased her away. Since it appeared to be a young bird I guess it will eventually learn how it's done! :)
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