Kip’s Comments 9-11-18

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 523584 (© Kip Ladage)

 

No Fear Hummingbird

We have at least a couple of ruby-throated hummingbirds in our backyard this year. Each of them appreciates the sugar/water mix I hang in feeders. But, there is one hummer that thinks he owns the neighborhood. If any other hummingbirds approach the feeders, the aggressive one chases them out of the area. Only the bravest of brave hummingbirds takes a chance to sip sweet water from the feeders.   

The hummingbird without fear does not worry about me. In fact, twice I have had to push my large lens toward it to move it back from the camera. It seems the hummingbird wants to enter the lens hood on the end of the camera. Maybe it is seeing its reflection in my lens?  

In the following pictures, the perched hummingbird is the defensive hummer. The bird at the plastic blossom was a brave hummer that managed a drink or two only to be chased away.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 523541 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Image 523541 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 523554 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Image 523554 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 523574 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Image 523574 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 523584 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Image 523584 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 523627 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Image 523627 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Image 523629 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Image 523629 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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