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Buzzing About

Buzzing About

This female is hiding between the feeder and the house in hopes that Big Boss Bird will not see her and then chase her away.


Don't Tread On Me

Don't Tread On Me

This is Big Boss Bird hovering by the feeder protecting his territory. Infringement upon these premises will not be tolerated!


Get Ready to Rumble!!!

Get Ready to Rumble!!!

Big Boss Bird drives away an interloper that can be seen directly beneath him. To the right another hummer is using this as an opportunity to slip in and get a quick drink.


Look Ma, No Wings!

Look Ma, No Wings!

Coming in fast so as not to attract the attention of the territorial male.


Big Boss Bird

Big Boss Bird

This is Big Boss Bird, the territorial male who is King of the Feeder. Though he is perched on the feeder, he is not consuming nectar. No, he is sitting there making sure that no one else is consuming nectar either!


Big Enough For Both of Us?

Big Enough For Both of Us?

With one bird happily feeding, another bird approaches.


Landing Gear Deployed

Landing Gear Deployed

Notice the Little Feet on the bird on the left. Awww, aren't they cute?!


Big Enough for the Two of Us!

Big Enough for the Two of Us!

With Big Boss Bird off somewhere else, two female hummers manage to get along and drink from the same feeder.


Bird in a Bottle

Bird in a Bottle

Look close and you'll see a bird in the bottle. How did I get him in there? I'll never tell.


Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

By now the birds are getting used to my presence .


You Lookin' at Me, Kid?!

You Lookin' at Me, Kid?!


Mirror Image

Mirror Image

I was actually too close to get the picture I wanted, but couldn't move for fear of scaring the birds. These are two juvenille males, as you can tell from the black speckling on their throats. The bird on the right has one spot at the very base of his neck that is bright crimson.

The only reason these birds are on the feeder is that Big Boss Bird is off chasing someone else (probably the two females from the last couple pictures).


Trouble?

Trouble?

With another bird hovering about, the bird on the feeder extends a wing in case it needs to make a hasty retreat.