The WCO wasn’t getting the job done. The hummingbird is too small and fast for the PIR to pick it up. I swapped it out with a V3 and that did the trick. It also helps that I can record the feeder continuously.
The little fella is making a trip to the feeder about every 15 minutes. The nest must be close by.
I rotated the shepherds hook 90 degrees to get a better view of the feeder. I don’t know why I’m so fascinated by this little bird. I understand they are very territorial and will defend a food source. But I have seen other videos where there are a half dozen hummingbirds flitting around a feeder and hope to see something like that at mine.
She must have been pretty hungry. It was raining when she flew in for breakfast.
I expect you’ve seen this, if not, well worth watching. Full episode viewable where I live right now.
A casting club at a local park put up several feeders on their clubhouse veranda overlooking the ‘cement pond’ - it was… not that relaxing to watch, usually. Lot’s of dive bombing, chasing and chittering…
If I may also say, watching a single bird over time may give you a deeper - or at least different - view of the breed. A different venture altogether than watching a doc. Intimate!
The feeder has been pretty busy for the past few days. I’ve learned that I need to clean it every four days and put in fresh nectar.
Here are a couple of the 20+ visits I’ve caught in the last 3 days. But, I have an arbor that is covered in honeysuckle vines that are starting to bloom. I’m sure she is checking them out too. I’ll have to adjust my RobinCam that is pointed at the nest in the arbor. (The robins have not set up another nest.
And here I thought the hummingbirds had all left the area. I was looking the feeder thinking it had been almost 2 weeks since the last visit and should probably take it down for the year, when this happened.