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Re: Semi OT: Anna's Hummingbirds in Snow
Edited by Brian in Bremerton WA on 1/6/2018, 4:41 pm
They seem so 'cute', but those little buggers fight all season long. I don't know if this is a common trait among hummingbird species, but I've rarely seen it with other Western hummingbirds.
I've actually seen them fighting, rolling around on the ground, then shooting up about 80ft in the air and dive bombing full speed vertical towards the ground. This is mating behavior in the warm months.
Do the Ruby Throated hummers fight like that? I kind of wish these didn't, so there would be numbers of them feeding at once. But no matter how many, two at the most feed at a feeder or nectar plant. Even then, probably (less territorial) females. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha54Ix2a9Fc