[Tweeters] sugar addicts - from your non-birder birder

Twink Coffman wilber4818 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 10:46:03 PST 2019


my chickadees also enjoy hummer nectar


On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 8:17 PM Hartmut Peters <tuoichen at gmail.com> wrote:


> Dan asked about tweets concerning non-hummingbird visitors of hummingbird

> feeders. Well, we have been having black-capped chickadees drinking from

> hummingbird feeders for a few (?) years. (We lost those yellow "baskets"

> that fend off yellow jackets.) Then, some weeks ago, the chickadees were

> joined by a sugar-addicted Hutton's vireo. That guy/gal hasn't been back,

> alas, hence no photos. I was going to do a tweet on that but the

> non-reppearance of the vireo threw a wrench into it. I was going to add

> some notes on smart birds learning to tackle our suet (other than

> chickadees and bushtits and Downeys). That's juncos, a song sparrow and a

> wren, house finches still being too dumb. But the smart Bewick's wren has't

> shown up lately either. Anyhow, some photos are here:

>

> https://photos.app.goo.gl/cFYmJ276LCUVwijz6

>

> There is one video clip taken at 480 frames per second and shown at 16x

> slow down. The whole 40 s clip corresponds to just 2.9 s real time. Note

> that that addict chickadee is leucistic. She/he has been named Leucy by us.

> The collection also has a photo of Speckly, our leucistic dark-eyed junco.

> She/he has been around for quite some time.

>

> Hartmut

>

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