I recently came across a couple of visitors to my Hummingbird feeder that caught me by surprise.
At first glance I thought it was the biggest damn hummingbird I ever saw, of course I was wrong. I sat and watched as they helped themselves to the sweet delight hanging before them and in no time the level of the nectar was slowly going down.
They would leave and return during the course of the day, each time removing the bee guards that I replaced after their last meal. It was then that I decided to lend a helping hand.
I had parts of an old feeder sitting around and figured I'd make a new place for them to dine. I cleaned and repaired what was broken and added some new sugar water.
I hung it next to the one they were raiding but this time I left off the bee guard.
I forgot to mention that while I was making a new batch of food and getting the other feeder ready, one of the birds returned and was not happy with finding the feeder missing, not at all! It was raising such a fuss, bouncing around the hanger looking for the food that I yelled out the window... Just a minute, I'll be right there! Yeah, like that worked.
I finally got everything set up and they soon returned to continue their feasting, quietly. They checked out both feeders before deciding on the second one I had set up without the bee guard, now they have their own feeder and hopefully they'll leave the others alone.