Hummingbird Fighters and Feeders

Some Hummingbirds will wait patiently for their turn at the feeder, but there are some among the tiny wonders that live for the chase.

No room at the intake
Waiting his turn at the trough

It’s not uncommon to have dozens of hummingbirds fighting over the feeder out in the country.  Apparently it isn’t enough that I plant flowers full of nectar; the feeder is just too easy for them.  And while a fair number of hummingbirds buzz the flower blossoms regularly, others spend their days swarming and dive-bombing the feeder.

They swarm just like in this video:

© Wade Kingston

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