Hummingbird Behavior

We have had the feeder up about a week now. A few days ago I installed a branch for them to sit on-mainly so I could take pictures…It’s always been just one male and one female visiting the feeder. Well the other day another male showed up and they were fighting over the female. One male would sit on the branch and the other one would buzz him trying to make him move…I watched this back and forth for more than a couple of hours. It was like king of the hill, they traded places on that branch until one finally held his ground. The other one finally gave up and moved on.

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Male Black Chinned
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This is the female
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Look out…Here he comes
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Taking off…
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The king of the day

Photo Day

This was our day off so my way to relax is to take pictures. First stop, Gage Gardens. This is such a great place to walk around, sit and enjoy the plants and manicured grounds. The flowers were starting to bloom so they soon became my favorite item to shoot.

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They had some Trumpet vine along a fence and the following shot had a bonus to it.

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Next was a place on Hwy. 385, called Prairie Dog Town.

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West Texas Dirt Devil
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This one even smiled for me
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Wear Flip Flops at your own risk
Blue Quail
Back home, I found this Blue Quail calling on a fence post. Soon there were 3 more. As I was taking this shot a hummingbird whizzed by my ear.
Female Black Chinned Hummer
Female Black Chinned Hummer

Good day to relax. Now it’s time to fire up the grill. German Sausage and Pork Loin coming up for dinner. Mmmm…good.

 

Hummingbirds

The hummingbirds are here. Well at least 2 that I have seen. These are Black Chinned Hummingbirds the best I can tell. Male and a female have been visiting our feeder for the last few days. The pictures are shot through a window so not the best quality.

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Male Black Chinned Hummingbird
Black Chinned Female
Female Black Chinned Hummingbird
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Male Black Chinned Hummer