Bees are everywhere in this weather, especially along the banks of the Delaware and Raritan canal. A few days ago, they were very busy visiting all the flowers growing wild, fulfilling their role of pollinators for the many fruit to come in the fall.
This year I have been late putting out our hummingbird feeder. I was reminded last week by a hummingbird that flew around the regular feeder and buzzed me as I was standing near it. Got the message, helicopter bird!
For the past few days, he has been monopolizing the feeder, chasing away a female that could not even land on it. How would he find a mate with that kind of behavior?
Early this morning, I took the following shots of this handsome fellow, very regal in demeanor as you can see.