Sugar Bird

DSC_0015

Ruby-crowned Kinglets enjoy a sugary treat now and again.  Usually they feed on insects, but apparently cannot resist something sweet.  The Hummingbird has taken issue with the Kinglet using the feeder and has been chasing him away.

Today the feeders in the garden were very busy.  A storm is coming in tomorrow and maybe the birds know it is on the way.  Some new visitors were a large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds.  The females did come out of the treetops to the feeders.  A small flock of Cedar Waxwings were eyeing ripening red berries.  Of course, the regulars were all chowing down and the feeders had to be filled twice today.