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Re: gardenchat DIGEST V1 #1244


Maddy - I had a female ruby throat chase a big black swallowtail
butterfly away from HER caryopteris shrub.  She kept dive bombing this
poor thing until the butterfly was like  - fine, I'll go over here and
moved over to the next one.  Laughed so hard I dropped my hose.

On 6/20/05, MyTGoldens@aol.com <MyTGoldens@aol.com> wrote:
> Oh my! What a funny scene that must have been! Speaking of  aggressive birds,
> anyone ever watch the hummers in action? I often see them  chasing the BEES
> away from their beloved Salvias! Here in the Northeast, the  only species we
> have is the Rubythroat. Anyone live where there are other ones?  How fortunate
> you are, if you do!
> 
> Maddy Mason
> Hudson Valley, NY
> zone 5/6
> 
> On Jun 16,  2005, at 9:24 AM, Lynda Young wrote:
> 
> > We have a tray type bird  feeder attached to the railing on the deck
> > and
> > love to  sit on the porch watching the constant flow of birds in and
> >  out.
> > However, last weekend a raccoon decided to enjoy an early feast  and
> > was
> > munching his way through the seed.  A  tufted titmouse landed on rail,
> > watched the coon for a few minutes and  decided "to heck with
> > this!".  He
> > launched himself  onto the coon's back and proceeded to rapidly peck at
> > the back of the  intruder's head.  When the coon jerked around the bird
> > flew off,  only to return and repeat the behavior as soon as the coon
> > began  eating again.  This cycle played out five or six times - the
> > coon
> > finally had enough and left and the bird was able to  dine.  A
> > couple of
> > days later, the coon returned  and so did the titmouse and we
> > watched the
> > whole scene  again.  Hilarious.
> 
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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