Talk about sightings and get help identifying Plants, Animals, Fish, and Fungi. Share pictures and video.
I tried to get a photo of one of my feeders during the snowstorm the other day, but I couldn't get a decent one. I thought that it would be a good subject for the "Out of Place" challenge.
I'm rather surprised that I haven't seen any yet. Any day now, I'm sure...
I have horrible luck with birds. I had the feeder out... have seen them... no camera ready... then now the season is pretty much done with.
I'm starting to think maybe the males have already started their trip south. Have only seen females/juveniles at our feeders over the last 3 or 4 days! Anyone else seeing the same?
Males do leave first but It seems a bit too early to me. I see them the most during mid August through early September as they are loading up on nectar to help power them across the Gulf of Mexico. I'd be posting photos but the new Flickr doesn't let me do links...
Yeah, I thought it seemed early too, Joel......but I've taken literally thousands of photos of them over the past week - at all times of day.....and not a single (adult) male since Saturday!
I'd love to hear if you spot one!
Finally saw a male this morning.....but there's no sun so the stalking will have to wait.
They also use spider webs to "glue" their nests together, though that's certainly not the case at this point in the season.
Ah....I know you too well. I thought you might point that out.....but, yeah - I did take it yesterday.
Wow guys! I may have to use one of the photos in this thread as a model for my tattoo artist when the time comes (with permission of course)!