Date: 5/2/20 5:22 pm From: Charlie La Rosa <charlie.larosa...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] chickadee with a sweet tooth
And bears can manage to lick all of the liquid out without taking down or
damaging the feeder. If only they were so delicate with seed feeders.
*“The solution to any problem---work, love, money, whatever---is to go
fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.”*
~ John Gierach, from *Standing in a River Waving a Stick*
On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 4:08 PM CAMERON O'CONNOR <cameron103...>
> happens here in montpelier all the time!
> i enjoy your posts, thanks, cameron
> On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 2:35 PM Maeve Kim <maevulus...> wrote:
> > I put out two hummingbird feeders two days ago. Since then, a chickadee
> > (or maybe more than one) has reduced the level of nectar in one of them
> > to less than half. I watched this morning as the bird delicately lit on
> > the edge of the feeder and repeatedly put the tip of its beak in the
> > hole. I wasn't able to see its tongue, but it seems like it must have
> > been using the tongue to get in to the nectar.
> > Has anyone else seen this behavior?
> > Maeve Kim, Jericho Center