I have 50 Hummingbirds, maybe more. Right now they are drinking 8 quarts every 3 days. Maybe I had more last year, but no matter, I have a lot. I have to turn my music up a notch if I want to hear it over all that "humming".
Today in the yard are a dozen Cardinals, some Chicadees, Titmice (is that a word?), Doves, one Wren - etc. I can see Canada Geese at the Lake. Crows are really mad at something and rasing a racket. They hate Hawks, Ospreys, and Eagles.
I should be out jogging. I am a geezer foot racer, and not a bad one. Hurricaine Irma blew my dock loose, and I pulled a hamstring getting it back in place.
That means more time for sitting on the porch with beer to kill the pain.
The last photos were Turtles, and today I got a better one of the Musk Turtle. My chair is about 50 foot away, and I am too injuried/lazy to walk down there for a better photo.
Here is my trio of Sliders again.
I love to watch these guys! Those tiny eyes are excellent. They can see me way up here and don't like me to move (but right now I need another beer for the hamstring
These Sliders can get over a foot long, and I regularly see huge ones in my lake. They are strong swimmers. In some countries they are illegal as they can take over an area. I been around them all my life and believe we cannot have too many. I put these three in my 4000 gallon pond last year. They spent the Winter submerged. When the water gets below 50 they disappear. My water is now 73. Unlike my Musk Turtle and my Snapping Turtle, these guys, love to sit in the Sun and let the heat help digest their food.
What do my Turtles eat?
In with them are 6 huge KOI about ten pounds each, and many large Gold Fish. The Turtles are too little to eat them.
I throw quality KOI food in most days. The Turtles like that. Also at night I have a large bug light with no bottom just over the water that drops bugs in. After dark, the fish, the turtles, and the frogs gather there. They eat tons of bugs. They love fresh bugs.
The fish, the turtles, and the frogs are too fat, so I know no one is going hungry.