Maybe Verdins Know What's Up With Bees

Check out this photo of a verdin watching a honeybee...then check out this photo--perhaps verdins are behind Colony Collapse Disorder?

The photographer listed as nnitzky on Flickr wrote, "While waiting for hummingbirds to arrive at my feeder, this little verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) landed on my honeysuckle bush. I took a series of images of it as this bee flew right at it. The bird lunged forward to try to grab the bee, but the bee made a quick evasive maneuver and escaped unharmed."

Cool photos, nnitzky!