Meet Zippy the King of the Deck

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Here is Zippy.

Zippy is the undisputed “King of the Deck” in our back yard. If you don’t believe it just step onto the deck and he’ll let you know. He may just click at you from a nearby tree or he may buzz past your head, but he will make it perfectly clear that you are an unwanted intruder on his deck.

Zippy is a male Anna’s Hummingbird. He and his mate, Mrs. Zippy, are year round visitors in our back yard so we need to make sure our feeders are constantly filled (and not frozen).

These hummingbirds are some of the most entertaining birds to watch because of their attitude and activity. Plus they are just so darn cute. During the summer we get to see lots of aerial acrobatics as they chase visitors away from their feeders. As Jody likes to say, it’s a good thing God made them so small because otherwise they’d be really dangerous.

Cheers – DJD

Rain for the week: 3.0 in. Year to date: 38.50 in.

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