Honeysuckle is almost ready to burst into bloom, here is my painting of honeysuckle:
Hummingbirds drink nectar from flowers or sugar water from feeder using their tongue, if you watch the following videos carefully you will see the tongues protruding from their beaks during pauses in feeding. They seem to lap it up. Hummingbirds also need protein, and they get that from eating small insects and spiders.
Rufus hummingbird drinking from my feeder:
Anna's hummingbird at my feeder:
Here is an update on the local critters. I got a couple of pictures of the turtles recently:
Here is an eagle parent feeding one of the two youngsters in its nest near Aberthau House. You may have to click to enlarge this to see the little guy.
The goslings are growing fast, all fluff and down now, but feathers starting to develop on wings.
Here are some of the baby bunnies sharing a carrot, the grey one especially is still quite small.
That's all for today. Thank you, hope you enjoyed this post. You are welcome to leave your comments on the blog.