More hummingbird mayhem
Well, I put up a second feeder on the other side of the house, and I thought things were going well. The hummingbirds found the new feeder and they were actually more willing to share that one - by share I mean having two birds sit at the feeder at the same time. It's a little different shape.
So things were going swimmingly for a while, then - DUN, DUN DUN!!!
Poor murdered, headless bird torso on the deck near the original feeder this morning. Gah!
But I am not giving up! Since the new feeder holds more nectar, and the shape seems to promote sharing (maybe they can't see the other feeding birds as well, so out of sight out of mind), and I haven't noticed fighting near that one, I am going to buy another one of those, and retire the original, problematic one.
The search for a solution continues!