backyard hummingbird survey.
a swarm of wasps/ bees chased off the hummingbirds this past weekend.
I put out a yellow jacket trap and .. its is almost full after 2 days. Good news is they are no longer swarming the feeders.. bad news most of the hummers have left.
Today I observed 2 hummingbirds. (down from my normal 20)
this one is juvenile ruby-throated.
Birds (class Aves or clade Avialae) are feathered, winged, two-legged, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Aves ranks as the tetrapod class with the most living species, approximately ten thousand. Extant birds belong to the subclass Neornithes, living worldwide and ranging in size from the 5 cm (2 in) Bee Hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) Ostrich. The fossil record indicates that birds emerged within the theropod dinosaurs during the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago. Birds are the only living...