MinePosted: September 12, 2017
Mine, mine, mine! The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are making a migration stop in the Automatic Garden.
It has been pandemonium or hummermonium around the feeders. Some clever little birds decided to guard the feeders and chase the others away.
Dueling Hummers sit opposite each other fiercely defending the food source. The fights have been brutal, including wrestling each other to the ground. The hits are loud and are accompanied with Hummingbird screams.
I have located 4 feeders in the yard and the Automatic Garden came through the storm rather well with flowers continuing to bloom.
From the perch on the back porch, this Hummer can survey all the feeders. The bird was so absorbed with keeping an eye on the others, it never noticed me standing 12 inches away. (This photo was later taken through a window.)
I know the Hummingbirds need to head south, but I am hoping they will stay for awhile.