Just wanted to do a short post on hummingbird feeders today.
Somebody mentioned hummingbird feeders to me the other day and I started thinking about them a little. I wondered why I hadn’t seen one in years. I tried to remember back to our hummingbird feeders that my grandparents put out when I was a kid. At first, the memories were pleasant. I remember seeing iridescent little birds flutter about and feed off of sugar water.
The more I thought about it though, I began to remember that there were other creatures that loved sugar water more than hummingbirds; bees, primarily. They love that shit… so much so that hummingbird feeders were only that in name. These were plastic, sugar dispensers for bees. For every beautiful hummingbird, there were hundreds of bees. It suddenly dawned on me that most of my experience with these feeders actually played out like this.
Yeah, those things sucked pretty hard.
P.S. Let me know what other horrible inventions you’d like to see me draw.
P.P.S. For you Tommy Boy fans… “BEES! BEES ! BEES IN THE CAR! BEES EVERYWHERE! GOD, THEY’RE HUGE! THEY’RE RIPPING MY FLESH OFF!”
I love hummingbirds. Have a tattoo of one. My little grandma and grandpa would also have me help make the hummingbird feed and out of the feeders. I loved it. So, this spring I bought a feeder and hung it up and my apartment. I saw a couple hummingbirds partake. Then I woke up one day 2 and all the sugar water was gone! Did I have a diabetic, morbidly obese hummingbird on my hands? Or a giant, man eating/sugar water drinking hummingbird?!
No, neither of those entertaining things happened. Because I refilled the sugar water and later that evening heart a *THUMP!!* on my balcony. I turn on the outside light and see a frigging Racoon just chilling on my balcony railing, getting turnt up on sugar water.
A Flowbee? Draw a Flowbee for me?
I remember the hummingbirds trying to dive-bomb me whenever I had to fill the feeder. I thought they were hornets. I think I would have preferred for them to be hornets, those birds were mean and we were feeding them!