Larry Williams <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Also on the subject of hummers, I noticed while hiking up Mt. Rainier 2
>summers ago that my red backpack, red hat and red jacket seemed to invite
>hummingbird attacks. I was buzzed on the glacier, miles from the
This has happened to me repeatedly, especially when I tried to fill my
feeders in Grass Valley in a red sweatshirt. In Costa Rica, I tied red
ribbons to my hat to attract them.
Two summers ago in Grass Valley, my "neighbor bear" smashed three hummer
feeders in three months. He also ate two seed feeders and three thistle
seed sock feeders that year. I see squirrel-proof feeders, but what we
really needed in the foothills were bear-proof models!
Patricia J. Devereux
News editor, The Nevada Appeal
(775) 881-1224, 629-9369