There’s between 4 and 5 different hummers visiting our feeders, all struggling to exert control over this food resource. The balance of power has tipped a few times and right now there’s no clear dominant bird. One zips in and feeds only to be chased away and while those guys are duking it out another swoops in to take advantage.
The hummer to the right in the above picture is clearly unhappy with the interloper, but the interloper pays no heed to the stern look and the splayed tail feathers and continues to drink the sweet, sweet nectar. But he’s no fool. Once the more aggressive hummer take to the air and begins his dive-bombing routine our plucky hero can only retreat.
They’re less and less fearful of me, allowing me to sit outside fairly close and shoot this pics. There’s more in the pipe as I get them processed.