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Archive for September 1, 2016

2016—Standoff

This male Anna’s hummer was quite agitated Wednesday morning because another hummer was at the feeder.  He is usually quite effective in driving off interlopers but when he chased this hummer to the trees, the interloper just sat, stared, and held its ground.  The standoff lasted a couple of minutes while the male Anna’s snapped its beak open and shut and hovered menacingly but the other bird (I think it’s a female) called his bluff.  Both birds eventually flew away.

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