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RT Hummingbird Dynamics

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Cin and Bill Kobak
Mon, Aug 1, 2022 3:05 PM

Our hummingbird feeders continue to be busy, but the dynamics have changed.
New visitors: A more aggressive adult male has claimed one feeder, while a
juvenile male (with a patch of red feathers in the center of his throat) has
claimed the other. The juvenile sits on the hook above the feeder for long
periods and even preens while sitting on the feeder. We had to put out a
third feeder in another part of the yard for the 3 or 4 females that are
regular visitors. They also visit our deck plants, bee balm and cardinal
flowers.

Photos of juv. male at https://ebird.org/checklist/S116151690

Cindi Kobak

Guilford

Our hummingbird feeders continue to be busy, but the dynamics have changed. New visitors: A more aggressive adult male has claimed one feeder, while a juvenile male (with a patch of red feathers in the center of his throat) has claimed the other. The juvenile sits on the hook above the feeder for long periods and even preens while sitting on the feeder. We had to put out a third feeder in another part of the yard for the 3 or 4 females that are regular visitors. They also visit our deck plants, bee balm and cardinal flowers. Photos of juv. male at https://ebird.org/checklist/S116151690 Cindi Kobak Guilford