21 September 2007

Feed the bees...

Our hummingbird feeder has become a bee-and-ant feeder. Bummer! We've seen the bee's chase the hummingbirds away, and haven't seen any birds lately at all.

We've tried a few tricks, like taking the feeder down for a while. We keep a spraybottle full of water near the window to spray bees when they're on the feeder. But still, it's been a while since I've seen any birds there... until this morning, when I saw one for a few seconds.

I'm glad to see the birds haven't given up on the feeder entirely. And I wonder why I'd rather feed the hummingbirds than the bees. I think I know why, but it is a bit funny...

2 comments:

Kim said...

Maybe you could get more feeders - and hopefully not just attract more bees. I bet the girls just love all the bees around, huh? I'd say that it's a good thing to be feeding both the birds and the bees (hee hee).

Mark said...

Kim beat me to it. I was going to ask if you needed an explanation of the birds and the bees.