Hummingbirds In The Rain

September 26th, 2009

Here is a 4.5 minute video of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the cluster of three feeders in the background of the feeder cam. We have had a better turnout this year than we expected. The somewhat cooperative feeding is a sign they are conserving energy for their migration. This video was made this morning. Enjoy

Hummingbirds Still Here

September 23rd, 2009

The Ruby-throated invasion continues though it is getting lighter. Most of the activity is around a cluster of three feeders that are in the background of the feeder cam. I have decided to move the sunflower tray back in front of the camera due to the dwindling interest the hummers have displayed towards that lone feeder. I checked the motion triggered pictures this evening and noticed long breaks between the snapshots.

We have had a week of incredible rainfall making it difficult to keep fresh corn in the cracked corn tray. The deer had been absent for a while before all of that though. Now that it has dried up a little, I am hoping the deer might make a return to our corner of the woods. I did see one deer in the back yard a couple of days ago. It was quickly spooked off by something.

Also of note was a possible Yellow Warbler spotted on the deck yesterday. Later, Jim.

Hummingbird Activity

September 14th, 2009

I left the hummingbird feeder up in front of the feeder cam after the Party on Sunday. Looking over the motion snapshots page, it looked like it was worth leaving that feeder up for a little while longer. The best activity is early in the morning right after sunrise and in the evening right before sunset. It gets kinda crazy out there during those times.

The White-tailed Deer are off in another part of the woods right now and are not visiting the cracked corn tray. I know other people around here feed them as well and I hope they return to our yard soon.

Hummingbird Party Today

September 13th, 2009

I took down the seed feeder in front of the camera and added a hummingbird feeder in its place. We have invited family over to watch the hummingbirds on the deck today. Depending on the activity, I might be putting the seed feeder back in front of the camera later today or tomorrow. Thanks, Jim


    Welcome to WingbarsCafe. The site consists of a webcam focused on a sunflower feeder and blogs posted about bird and other wild animal activity in the yard. Also featured are motion activated snapshots that may give you a chance to get a better look at birds that have been at the feeder.