My mom has two hummingbird feeders outsider her kitchen window. Last week, we sat and watched the hummers as they fed and chased each other away from the feeders.
The spend a lot of energy chasing each other away, even though, with two feeders, there are 8 spots for feeding.
It is hard to tell which bird is which when they are zipping by, but in the photos it is easier to see some differences in size, color and markings.
Eventually two would sip at adjacent feeders, than three hummers must have decided that getting to the food was more important than keeping someone else from getting it.
I was captivated, watching them as they dive in intricate loops, and listening to them scold each other (and us) and to the whirring sound of their wings as they zip by.
Miss Molly was unimpressed.
It isn’t a great picture, but I was finally able to get a shot that shows 4 hummingbirds!
Two are on the feeder on the left side, one is fluttering at the feeder on the right and the fourth hummer is just showing on the upper right part of the photo.
A tiny feather that my mom found on the deck is most likely from a hummingbird. Here it is with other feathers in my growing collection:
One last look at the hovering hummingbird.
Warm wishes to my mom on her birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!
Thanks for stopping by.