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Re: Hummingbird Nest Photos from mom to chicks

I seldom wear red, myself, tho' I do have several bandannas that
color that I use in summer to keep the sweat from blinding me - but
these are hidden by my garden hat, so have not really been able to
test that theory.

Hummers are very territorial and I expect she was dive bombing the
swallowtail to drive it away from her nest....to her, a butterfly is
a large critter:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> Don't know about wearing red, I never do. Was told many years ago
by a
> professional color consultant - don't wear red unless you're
> It's true - I do better w/ cool colors being olive skinned. But
> birds are amazing and when I had a pair nesting in the hackberry
> over the blue & white bed, there was a black swallowtail feasting
on one
> of the caryopteris and the lady hummer kept dive bombing him until
> went to the further caryopteris. That one underneath the nest was
> apparently. She left him alone on the other one. It was fascinating
> watch - wished I'd had a video camera as it lated about ten

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