Monday, May 29, 2006
We've been visited by a group of 20-30 of these birds. Lovely colors. They sing only when they fly away with a high pitched whistle that sounds like "schpee-oo."
I've used online and paper versions to find more about these guys.
They really like to lite on the blooms of the "Red Hot Fire Pokers" or "Gods' Paint Brush." I thought they were just doing the hummingbird thing- just drinking the sweet nectar. But now, I would say that they are eating the blooms or fruit.
They rest in the big oak tree in the back yard and then visit the front yard 3 times before lunch.
I wonder if they will stick around?
Posted by Brad at 10:01 PM