Now there are TWO male hummingbirds squabbling over the nectar feeder. There's a tiny new male "outsider" that showed up this afternoon, and he's trying to muscle in on the resident males territory. They had an epic skirmish at the feeder, and I was thrilled to have a front row seat for this tiny little micro event. For me, it was even better than an MMA fight. The two little farts were very quick to throw-down. They started buzzing and dive-bombing each other fiercely, and there was some tiny little angry trash-talking chirps, and basically they got right up in each others faces to lay the smack down. It lasted a grand total of about a minute and a half. I wanted to make popcorn and grab a chair, but I thought I'd miss the whole damn thing if I even blinked the wrong way for a split second.....
|The stare-down, followed by some brief trash-talk on who's feeder it actually belonged to.|
|Mid-skirmish. They're both in this picture, but it was so quick the camera could only capture one of them.|
|The 10th round was still undecided....|
|But then there was a winner. I have no idea if it's the original male that was here first, or if this is the challenger.|