For the past month, now, I’ve been going over to Mom’s house (I live next door to her) every afternoon upon coming home from work. I’ve been changing out the hummingbird feeders since I don’t want my 87-year old mother getting up high on the step stool to do this herself. Instead, Mom makes the nectar solution.
So this afternoon, after a short visit with Mom, I was walking out the door and looked directly across toward one of the feeders, to see an unusual sight: a bright green Anole lizard sitting on the feeder, lapping up the nectar. Southeast Texas has a lot of these pretty little things, so I shouldn’t have been too surprised. But this was the first time I’d ever seen anything like this.
A few seconds later, a little hummingbird perched itself at the feeder and started sipping from the same siphon. International Amity….for a moment.
Shortly after the photo above, the Anole turned around and started crawling up the feeder, only to be buzzed by other hummers more than happy to send the lizard packing. While buzzing the lizard, they would alternately buzz each other. Sooooo territorial.
I titled this photo “Righteous Indignation”