hi everyoneMoments ago, I looked out the patio door, and there was one Ruby Throated Hummingbird standing on another. At first, I thought I was witnessing a mating session, however, it became clear…Continue
"It was bizarre Gail......one guy was a sucker for punishment it would seem. They are at it again this morning. I get the territorial behavior, but to fly next to the obvious victor twice made me shake my head."
"Mike, if you ever figure out Hummer behaviour, pls let me know. The fighting involves the food source, there is no food source on that branch so they can both continue to watch the feeder. The 'interloper' is probably still trying to find…"
"Interesting observation Mike, I can't offer much either. Possibly just a stubborn new comer that found a good food source in this cool weather and simply had to compete for the food supply to survive without much luck We had wet…"
"One Hummingbird, usually a male Hummer claims a particular feeder[s] and defends it/them aggressively.... a bird on a branch doesn't pose a threat to his food as one at the feeder does. After mating, many males will leave feeders to travel/feed…"
hi everyoneMoments ago, I looked out the patio door, and there was one Ruby Throated Hummingbird standing on another. At first, I thought I was witnessing a mating session, however, it became clear these were two males. I ventured out and the one standing on the other flew away....the one taking the beating flew briefly to the ground. After locating it in the grass, I gently assisted flipping him right side up and it flew to a close apple tree and lo and behold, there is the aggressor…See More