Saturday, August 7, 2010
The Butterfly Bush
There is a butterfly bush near our front door. I rarely see butterflies near it, but I often see hummingbirds. Today I sat and watched the scene for about 15 minutes. Hummingbirds are very territorial and are just as aggressive as something so small and high strung logically would be. It was almost comical watching bird A belly up to the butterfly bush only to have bird B chase him off then return to the same blossom to eat.
I decided to go back in the house and got my camera. By this time, bird A was firmly chased away and I got to watch bird B dance from flower to flower, as leisurely I supposes as any hummingbird would. I guess I should call the bossier one bird A though, shouldn't I?