That was actually Bird Three.
Again, the grape jelly does not make up their entire diet. They seem to come
early in the morning for some, and again in the evening.
We had other visitors, too, but I want you to look at the bottle hanging there.
See those two black dots on the upper right?
That is MOLD.
I take those down just about every single night and clean them,
and indeed, I have a friend who has quit feeding them because it is a pain to keep them so clean.
Hummers can get black tongue disease, and die from the mold.
That one will be coming down in just a few minutes to be scrubbed out again, and I DID take it down last night and scrub it. The heat and humidity is doing it.
I had just refilled this one, and cleaned the bells out... you see I rarely use the bee guards
any more. I get a few wasps, but really, they are pretty much left alone.
This little guy was sticking his tongue out, but so quickly I couldn't get it on
We are also about to be hit by an onslought of large and small tomatoes!
They are late all over this area this year... I just heard tonight of a big grower here
who is just now getting ripe tomatoes, so I am not alone.
The straw bales? I'll show you some pictures of them in the next few days!
Stay cool, friends.