Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hummingbird Feeder

Life is miserable and full of suffering. But at least I have my hummingbirds. When the feeder is going well, there are numerous hummingbirds flying about jostling for a position at the feeder. Many times I've had as many as 8 or 9 hummingbirds at a time. That brings me to a world that I can escape into, a world of joy and feeling abundant. I sit at my chair and watch them in the mornings before work and the evenings after work. I notice their colors and other features and their behavior. Much of which I will go into detail about. But for now the hummingbird feeder is sitting in my kitchen sink. I've removed it from active duty today. That makes me sad and is perhaps a reflection of how life is going in some way.

The hummingbirds often chase each other and jostle for position at the feeder. But usually it is just fun and games. But I went away for a few days and had someone else mainain the feeder for me. But when I got back there weren't very many hummingbirds. They were all being driven away by one very aggressive hummingbird who stood watch all day chasing any others away. It is a basic green hummingbird with some gold on its tail feathers and lower body. I've been upset that this is happening, so this morning I just decided to remove the feeder. Now the aggressive hummingbird has nothing to defend, although he was still up to it this morning before work.

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