Turf WarsPosted: August 24, 2013
Hummingbirds are having a turf war in the garden. The Bottle Brush has put out a few blooms, the Coral Vine is full of flowers and the Hummingbird Bush has begun to rebloom. This activity has attracted the Hummers and there seems to be at least four of them vying for nectar. But, they just cannot peacefully feed. It is an all out war of chasing and dive bombing each other. One youngster came within two feet of my face several times to give me the “what for”. My size won that encounter.
With the Hummingbirds in a heighten frenzy, taking photos today was impossible. Here is a previous photo taken through a window (not the best quality), but the point being made is clear.