Haven't posted for awhile, geez - July already!
Possibly good news (unless bee population has crashed big time!), the new feeder array seems to be less desirable to the bees but still acceptable to the orioles :) Most all oriole feeders are now First Nature oriole (or hummingbird, the only difference is color) 32 oz feeders. No bee problem yet, a few bees around, but that's fine!
There is a good mix of hummers showing up and in big numbers - over 2 gallons a day of sugar water mix now, whew!
Pardon the photo blast!
I think we have a Blackchin, Anna's, and Allen's here
Same feeder - an Allen's, note green back
Not sure here, maybe Anna's, Allen's, and unknown female
Blackchin and female
Quite a crowd, in the shade so a bit hard to ID but the Blackchins favor this area
I am pretty sure the next two shots are Rufous, note NOT green back, but this time of year would be unusual as they are migratory and should be up north - as far as Washington and Alaska!
I am a little worried about a long winter judging by the quantity peanuts our two scrub jays are salting away !
3-12 mourning doves usually visit each day
As always - a click on a photo will show full size!