One of the VIP visitors I get in my backyard is of course the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, like this male (See photo) He was getting breakfast of nectar juice and was happy to recharge his energy. This bird’s weight is about the weight of 2 penny coins put together (5 grams). They are amazing flyers, they can hover and also fly backwards. There’s not way not like them being such amazing birds!
Mourning Doves are a fixture in my backyard, they can be seen all year round and I ‘m sure that they are the consumers of about 50% of the seeds that I provide for birds throughout the year! They can really eat! I’m sure that you know that already if you have some of them at your feeders, if they are in a larger group they know how to get rowdy and aggressive too.
My dear Blue Jays are more content and less afraid safety wise in the deck area where all birds love to hang out. I see them more often and spending a few minutes longer with other birds around them. Over all they are strong birds but shy. They have a terrific plumage no doubt!
Note: Today I provide a little bit of bird humor:
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101