By RAY POPE
If questions cost a nickle, I could buy enough bird seed to get me through winter. Everyone have been asking me, where are the Hummers hiding? Finally after what seems like an eternity, some are starting to show up at my feeders. I am not sure what caused the birds to be as scarce as they have been, but the weather had to take part of the blame. You would think that heat would be no problem, since most of our Hummers spend the winter months down in South America. I'm told you can walk into the jungle canopy for one minute and then you can take off your shirt and wring water from it.
Today after church, one of my newer bird friends was telling me about her three Hummingbird feeders staying busy. Felicia Drake, who lives out the Old Hunters Point Pike, has what must seem a complete plethora of wild birds. One of her shepherd hooks supports a bird feeder that sits just off the ground, where a flock of Wild Turkeys can take advantage of it.
I've never heard this before, but someone told Felicia that if you sprayed Pam, the non-stick cooking spray, on your Hummer feeder that it would keep wasps away. Just maybe, it would make the surface to slick to hold on to. I wonder which flavor works best!