No, this is not a post about sex. I am actually talking about birds and bees. Hummingbirds, yellowjackets, honey bees, and bumblebees to be exact!
My MIL has hummers visit daily from dawn to dusk. I sat on the porch and quietly waited for a few shots. They are extremely fast, and noisy little things with those turbulently beating wings! I took many pics but didn’t want to inundate you with them, so I will only post a couple.
I guess the yellowjacket wanted a taste of sweetness (sugar water), too. I remember when I was little, there were a lot of yellowjackets near our back porch. My sister and I set out glasses of Mountain Dew and drowned them. It was quite an accidental discovery as a bee killer. We left our glasses and came back to find some bees floating in them, so we decided to trap them. Yes, we did manage to find ways to entertain ourselves!
There was seldom a moment a hummer got to eat alone!
The bumblebees seemed to be especially attracted to the Echinacea. The bed of flowers was never bumblebee free!
At times, there were as many as eight birds trying to feed. I counted twelve zipping to and fro across the porch from feeder to feeder. She has two feeders on one porch and one on another. Each feeder almost continuously has bird activity. They are a joy to sit and watch. I won’t say it’s relaxing because they are just too busy to induce calmness!
Speaking of busy, I wonder if honey bees ever rest.