Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lake Holiday

When ever it is a bit slow here at the lake, we always have the humming birds to entertain us.  They buzz and dive bomb each other as they all want to get the best position at the feeder.  Never mind that all positions have the exact same food, and that they could share with each other, as I would fill it up again if they drained it.

It never stops.  But today they are all females, and they seem to be getting along a tad better than when the male sits up on the wire above and guards everything. 

Hey look no ones here!


Its all mine!


Now what do you want?


Chased her off!


The birds were buzzing our window this morning wanting their feeder filled up as it was very empty.  The only thing in the bottom was the dead bugs that somehow manage to crawl into the tiny holes where the birds drink.  They make a one way trip, as they don’t seem to be able to get back out.

When I filled the clean feeder, the birds were waiting in the big tree in front of the neighbor’s house.  They don’t seem to be afraid of me a bit, as they flew right over as I was hanging the feeder back up. 

Mid morning, I started the little red Kymco scooter and headed up town.  You will remember we left the small scooter here when it didn’t sell on craig’s list.  It has been fun to have the scooter down here already when we come.  I rode into Wal Mart and bought some small groceries and a big box of Powdered humming bird nectar.  Since most of it will sit here over the winter, I bought the powder. I haven’t used powder before so that will be a new experience.

Tonight, Chris and Melissa arrived with Claire and Abby our grand daughters.  They we all excited to be here, but since it was kind of late, they had to go to bed.  They must have been tired, as they crashed almost instantly.  But we adults, sat up and talked to midnight. All the family stuff, that makes for a good holiday.

Retired Rod


  1. I wonder if it is cheaper to use the commercial nectar or just plain sugar. My hummers are causing me to have to buy more sugar than I would ever use myself.

  2. Hope you have good weather at Lake Ozarks, we had a great day yesterday in the high 70's and more is scheduled for today, won't you love being able to sit out without sweating or jumping in and out of the lake. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. Those action shots of the humming birds are great!

  4. Enjoy your long weekend with your family Rod and Loyce. I would love to see some pictures of the grandkids as well as the humming birds

    Take Good Care
    Brenda Brown

  5. Great shots of the little hummers. Have a great week end.

  6. Love the hummingbird pics!
    - Mary Ann :-)


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