First hummingbird yesterday

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,246
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
This male received a rude awakening from Rufus a few moments ago.

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after perching for a while, checking out the coast, and making the mistake of believing all was clear, before finally hitting a feeder. Rufus came in out of seemingly nowhere at this point, a fraction of a second later.

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So fast, I did not even manage a blur of either one, when I really thought surely I had managed it.

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Nothing but a spider web remained.
 

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,246
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
They are actually and quite easily seeing the camera shutter move, as opposed to simply the glare off the back casing of this phone. One absolutely hates it but continually returns. He was looking at it here while feeding and quickly threw a hissy fit.

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Chase ensued soon after. Caught a cardinal without even realizing it.
 

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,246
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
Miss America just flew in again but was too skittish to feed, with my dog resting at the top of the steps beneath the hummer tree.

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She took off toward the blackberry jungle back there, the beebalm within it no doubts. She must have nestlings. It's suddenly high traffic, with battle tactics having escalated. Her fault.
 


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