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Hitching a Ride!

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J Smith
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Location: New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Riversdale.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:58 am    Post subject: Hitching a Ride! Reply with quote

We had some good rain here over night, enough to fill and overflow our birdfeeder that consists of a china teacup and saucer silicone "glued" to a stick that sits outside the kitchen window on the lawn. In that cup was some over-ripe pears and I am guessing the natural sugars diluted in the water from the rain and fell onto the grasses at the bottom of the feeder.
Well the feral hive bees in our Willow found the "deposits" along with a Bumblebee.

This girl must have decided the back of the bumble was a better landing pad than the surrounding grasses.......

The Bumble tolerated the "piggy-back" ride for all of 30 seconds until a quick shake dislodged the freeloader.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done for catching that!
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