Friday, September 16, 2016

Hummingbird Politics

I spent a delightful quarter hour watching a half dozen or so hummingbirds swarming around one of our feeders.  I say "or so" because they are so small and fly so fast that once you get more than three birds together, they become almost impossible to count with any hope of accuracy.
They are truly beautiful little birds, and their aerobatics are simply amazing.
If you watch them long enough, though, you will realize that they are highly territorial, bellicose, greedy little buggers that would rather starve than let another bird sip from "their" feeder - reminds me of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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