Saturday, August 07, 2010

Hummingbird Haven

What a week it was for hummingbirds. After one of the feeders broke, I noticed about five hummers fighting like mad over the remaining feeder. So I went out and splurged on a brand new --and much bigger-- feeder.

Now they are fighting over the super duper feeder.

I had no idea how territorial hummingbirds could be. They fight a lot, and it isn't just the males defending territory against intruding males. Female hummingbirds apparently defend their nesting territories, too.

All I know is that hummingbirds are dive-bombing like crazy through the backyard. Watching them, even when they fight, it's hard not to smile.

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