This is Rufus

He’s our hummingbird. Our only hummingbird.  He’s fat and drunk and angry. He spends his entire day sitting on a branch near our feeder guarding it. He chases away any hummer that is stupid enough to get close to his feeder. I think this is the fattest hummingbird I’ve ever seen. His sugar water is at least 3 weeks old, so I imagine it must be like beer by now. Maybe he’s just got a beer belly, but he’s very protective of his stale water. His buzz even sounds fat.

I’m considering changing it, but I’m afraid he’ll dive bomb us or break in if I take it away. Plus, now that he’s an alcoholic, there’s no telling what he’ll do. I noticed today that he let a female Rufus hummer feed at his feeder, so maybe he’ll mellow out a bit.

~ by accordingtoleanne on July 30, 2012.

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