Monday, October 04, 2010

New Visitor to Our Hummingbird Feeders

Our hummingbird feeders have been attracting a lot of hummers over the past several weeks, as migrating birds have been moving from the north through our area.

Of course, as I've mentioned before, it isn't just hummingbirds that come to the feeders; our House Finches sometimes drink at the feeders, too.

On Saturday afternoon I had to add another species to the list of those that like sugar water. However, as you'll see from the photos below, the new species is not any kind of bird!

After drinking at the feeder for several minutes, this rat scuttled away along the fence.



Birdwoman said...

I've had anoles drinking from one of my hummer feeders this summer. I think the popularity of the feeders with other species may be explained at least in part by the fact that there has been very little rain - at least in my yard - since July.

Jeff said...

I hadn't thought of that, Birdwoman. It may explain the rat - and the anoles, which I'd forgotten I saw a couple of times drinking from our feeders.