Thursday, October 9, 2014

Feeder Frenzy

This group of photos were taken in late September at our previous residence, when there were literally dozens of hummers in our front yard.  

The day after we moved to our new place, I spotted a hummer darting around my potted flowers so I filled a couple of feeders and put them out.  Most days there are about 4 little hummers hanging out at the feeders.  There will be a few late migrants passing through so I'll leave the feeders up for a few more weeks.  


These tiny creatures aren't as innocent as they appear.  They can be really brutal with each other when fighting for their spot on the feeder.  If you've ever had the chance to observe them, then you know what I'm talking about.  


I think this one with the orange plumage is a female Rufous Hummingbird. This is the first I've ever seen. It's not uncommon for them to migrate from the west to Florida for winter. Perhaps this one was just passing through...



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10 comments:

  1. WOW!! What a frenzy! Great photos!!

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  2. really wonderful! love to watch the swarms. we have a few stragglers left here, too.

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  3. Picture perfect captures! Lucky you!

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  4. Your feeder was very popular! What were you feeding these crazy guys? :)

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  5. Wow! That is a lot of hummingbirds; more than I've ever seen in one spot! Lovely photos!

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  6. Fabulous images Susan. What a treat to see all these little hummers.

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  7. Yes they are fiesta little fellows and gals!...:)JP

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  8. Wonderful photos of the hummingbirds.

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  9. You are correct. I have often been challenged by hummingbirds because I invaded their flower patch.

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  10. Fantastic shots, Susan! Wish we had that many around here. I get about three at one time in the yard, but one is always pretty successful running the others off from the feeders! :-)

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