March 6...the bees overtook our bird feeders in a desperate attempt in search of pollen. They actually tripled their congregation inside the feeder after this photo was taken. After doing some research, it seems that the bees were perhaps feeding on the residual powder in the bird seed mix. It was a delicate procedure to disassemble the bird feeder in late evening when the bees were docile. My husband took the feeder to the woods' edge and carefully emptied the feeder, we then secured the feeder in a trash bag for several days.
A cold gust of wind convinced this guy to swing his tail up and across his body.