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Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Neighborhood Bully

A bully has moved into our backyard!  He is quite aggressive and runs off other birds from the feeder.  Meet Mr. Selasphorus Rufus.*   There's a lot of attitude packed into this 6 gram, three inch hummer!  They are migrating north, but have decided to stay for awhile and seem to enjoy our hummingbird feeder.  However, he does not share well!  He vigorously chases off any other hummer that tries to get a snack from the feeder! 

* Disclaimer:  This actually could  be an Allen's  hummingbird - they are very similar and I couldn't get a good luck at his back (would have green on it's back if an Allen's).  

1 comment:

Kath said...

He looks too cute to me a menace. He ought to be blue and black to lok more scary :-D